Who Needs a Librarian When You Have Google?
This just popped out of my mouth when I was doing the question & answer portion of my keynote last week at the AISL Baltimore conference. And I like it! What do you think?
Librarians are the Key
to Information Mastery!
There's a lot of talk out there that it's the end of librarianship because of Google and the Interwebs. I know other states getting rid of their school librarians - but I gotta say Nay, Nay! Let us not give up the good fight!
Now, is when the world needs librarians the most! With SO much information out there who else better than a librarian to decode it, curate it, interpret it, organize it, authenticate it, and integrate it?
Who else but the librarian is going to teach attribution and Creative Commons? Who else but the librarian is going to be able to filter through millions of research results, then curate and create a playlist of amazing resources in just a few minutes for the eager student? We are vital and we are valuable! Now let's go out there, steup up our game, and & spread the word!
[drops microphone & steps off soap box -- for the nonce]
Oh and the main graphic above I created with PicMonkey using a lovely background by Valeriana Solaris and is Creative Commons (of course!) Take, Use, Share!
AISLBalt2013 on PhotoPeach
LOVING the super fun, informative, & connecting Digital Sandbox we ran as a team where we had deep conversations, PLN building and a Learning Tools Smackdown (though sadly greatly hindered by the craptastic wireless at the conference - don't get me started on THAT!),
I'm also supporting my dear friend Selena Ward Librarians: What do you think we should focus on to preserve our professions?
@thetechtiger for MSET President, if you're a member of MSET please vote!
What was your best conference experience?
Your comments are always welcome & eagerly received!
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