This is quite an interesting read about libraries and librarians of the future. I agree with it 95%, but the idea of books going away just makes me nervous and I think it is somewhat unrealistic.
The future of the library
What is a public library for?
First, how we got here:
Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own.
This naturally led to the creation of shared books, of libraries where scholars (everyone else was too busy not starving) could come to read books that they didn't have to own. The library as warehouse for books worth sharing.
Only after that did we invent the librarian.