Social Justice Librarian Style and a Networking Opportunity are Coming to Chicago:
As many of you know, a group of us have been working on bring a Chicago version of the Deskset to fruition. After a very successfully meeting last night, I know that this idea will become a reality soon. We still have some details to work out, but it is such an exciting time, and I wanted to share!
The vision is to create a network in which librarians, library lovers and book lovers can come together to share in our commonality. It will also have a primary purpose of achieving social justice in the area. It will unite us! It will bring us together! It will help alleviate information poverty and promote literacy! It will fill a major need! It will be just plan awesome!!!
I hope that you are excited. I will keep you all posted.
I wonder if because I live in the times, that I have trouble seeing all that has occurred in the last 5, 10, 20 years. The world has truly changed. Information is becoming so prolific the world over. I stand in utter amazement of this. The internet, and social media, has removed so many barriers to information.
Yes, the digital divide is real and needs to be dealt with, but just to think that so many people in the world had no access to an encyclopedia or other information resources and now they do. I am learning to see information as a true resource, like clean water or food. It is here that my mission lies. I want to ensure that these resources get into the hands of everyone. Information poverty is real and cyclical like other forms of poverty. Lets change that. Lets bring information to the people.