Or to put it another
way: • "Show me a computer expert that gives a damn, and I'll show you a librarian." Patricia Wilson Berger (Quoted in Chicago Tribune article, 29 June 1990, Tempo section, p. 1) • "Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madams, greeting punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs, and pimping their books." Guy Browning (The Guardian column, 18 October 2003.)
We can deal with: •
1,253 tweets per second • 25 billion pieces of information shared on Facebook per month • 35 hours worth of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, 2 billion viewed per day • 133 million blogs, 900,000 posts per day • 4 billion images on Flickr (13x more than LC)
What is power now? •
Knowledge? • Information? • Knowing how to find something? • Knowing how to arrange information?
Please remember! • “Librarians must
be like Krishna and descend into the world to combat ignorance” Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan • “The librarian must be the librarian militant before (s)he can be the librarian triumphant” Melvil Dewey