I'll start off by saying that I'm a librarian and many of my best friends are librarians, so my bias should be clear. Nevertheless, you sometimes have an experience that gives you a larger perspective on something very close to you.
I spoke to the New York City School Librarians Association yesterday on the subject of using graphic novels in literacy education. Though I am used to trafficking among them (librarians, that is), speaking with a new group really stirred up that old sense of pride. Each and every one was curious, engaged and committed to advancing her own professional development and the development of the profession itself.
Far from librarians being obsolete, I'm afraid to imagine the future without them.