The coming information age... Information ACCESS will become critical!
One week in today's world requires more decisions than a lifetime of decisions in the 17th Century.
The fastest growing business today is computer software... What is it? It's information!
Power Sources in the Library:
What does the law say?
What are the real facts about (whatever) ?
Check on what a candidate says. What's their voting record?
Where to get money for school, or starting a business.
Learn about others with the same interest/problem/looks/name as you.
Check on what a person has told you. (You'll never be a victim if you have enough information. People can't manipulate an informed person.)
Learn the history of your family (genealogy).
Learn how to tune a car, make a cage for your rabbit, train your dog, buy a house, build a house, influence people, work a computer.
Information about a prescription, your medical condition, words your medical doctor used, how to improve your health.
Find a good book to read: picture books and cartoons for your children, adventure, romance, and horror for you!
Travel -- where to go, and how to get there.
Make A's on your research papers.
Read newspapers and magazines for free.
Listen to music, look at art.
Learn how to make a speech, sew, paint, write a story, raise children, cook a pie, learn another language.
A place to study.
Most GRADUATE students don't know how to do research. In fact, more than fifty percent of all the students who finish ALL their courses for the Ph.D. don't ever receive their degrees because they cannot get past the final step in the program: research, or finding information!!
The sad thing is that research is NOT THAT HARD! BUT, just like driving a car, you almost have to have someone show you how it's done.
Please send comments to: Colby Glass, MLIS