Have you seen this Ithaka S+R report on “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians?”
If you haven’t you should really read this. Because on my initial skim? We history-centric subject specialist type librarians have become rather irrelevant to current historical research methods.
That frightens me. Go have a read, and let’s talk about this. I’m not keen on being declared obsolete yet again, but they may have a point, in which case we really need to reexamine our practices.