Sunday, July 07, 2013

A Declaration for the Right to Libraries Poster

With information oozing from all kinds of sources most people would think that there is no need for a library. Not us, because, hey we are by our very nature, are informed people.

You Can Download a PDF of the Full Poster.

ALA President Barbara Stripling wants to guide the organization to re-think how libraries service communities. This discussion has been going on for some time but it never hurts to keep chipping away at the huge amount of information illiteracy that is being pushed through our multichannel public discourse. You can find a full copy of the poster at her site.

We know that people need help in finding information that meets their needs. We know that it is important to find viable, credible sources. And we know that there are vested political and commercial interests that want keep that from happening.

So this is a reminder to all of us as to why libraries are so important.

So if you need a talking point or a reminder of why we need to master the reference interview this Declaration is as good as reason as any.

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