Monday, October 29, 2012

The Shepherds of Knowledge

"The Shepherds of Knowledge." Mooresville TRibune / Stan Thompson.
Mooresville, NC : Mooresville Tribune Online, October 22nd 2012.

"As part of my spiel when pitching this then-controversial approach, I’d often point out that the very notion of a “workplace” has become quaint. In a knowledge-and-skills economy, work occurs wherever the worker thinks. No one ever heard of a “thinkplace.”
But perhaps there is a “thinkplace” after all: the library.
It’s the traditional intersection of huge amounts of information with the silence that enables its assimilation into our minds and values and imaginations. And its shepherded by knowing, caring librarians who can understand where we’re trying to go and point out the most enjoyable paths."