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Killing Fear: Read this. Simply remarkable.

Via Mike Ridley, library leader extraordinaire, is a link [http://michaelridley.ca/2012/07/ok-just-read-this/] to these inspriing posts from Jenica Rogers at Attempting Elegance blog [http://www.attemptingelegance.com/]:

“Read this. Simply remarkable.

There are eight posts in the series:

Part one is hereKilling Fear part 1: The Problem

Two. Killing Fear part 2: Our reaction to the problem

Three. Killing Fear part 3: A call to action

Four. Killing Fear part 4: Be a leader and do something

Five. Killing Fear part 5: Learn something.

Six. Killing Fear part 6: Strategy, change, and fear

Seven. Killing Fear part 7: Speak.

Eight. Killing Fear part 8: Now what?

But to jump to the conclusion, here is how she ends the series:

“And so my point, as I suspect you can see, is that if we want to do something remarkable with libraries, information literacy, access to information, data, and research, preservation and digitization, and all the potential that we see out there… we have to act. Not react. We do not want to model ourselves after the dying reactive archetypes of the old information economy. They are simply providing us with bad examples of what happens when the fearful try to replicate the past, mire themselves in the present, and control the future.

Think farther, think further. Then acknowledge your fear of doing that, and move past it, and move. Do something. Be better. Be more. Be remarkable.”

Inspiring.”

I agree.

Stephen

 

Posted on: July 13, 2012, 6:04 am Category: Uncategorized