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Hello Katherine …Thanks for the kind words, really appreciated.
Yes the advent of social media has reduced the need for RA services within Libraries since most readers now prefer to read on social networks and share ideas with other readers (Not professional RA). I think this new trend might be a plus to the profession if properly utilized and streamlined. And I also think more should be done to increase the numbers of regulated online library which might help to increase the presence of professional readers’ adviser on social media.
more and more people are looking outside the library to search for what to read due to the conveniences that comes with reading online and social media in particular.