Oh yes, people. October is Information Literacy Month according to the White House. How awesome that this coincides with the IL teaching load at work.
There might be some grumbling about this out in the Blog- or Twittersphere. But when you take a moment to think about it, what does this proclamation really mean? It recognizes that information is not power alone. It recognizes that information is necessary but not necessarily. It recognizes that information alone is not enough. That critical thinking about information is central to an information society.
And that librarians have an important role to play. Our role may be changing, as is the role of information. My awesome co-worker, Andy Burkhardt, is blogging that these days. But we have a role to play.
The real question is what role that is going to be?
What are you going to do?
Come on. Tell me.