• Political will is a renewable resource

    by  • June 14, 2007 • Blogging, Libraries/Librarians, Politics, Society and Culture • 0 Comments

    Al Gore spoke at the SLA annual conference in Denver. His statement that political will is a renewable resourceĀ hit a chord with me. With applause cheers and someone in the audience waving a newspaper with the headline ‘RECOUNT’, Al Gore gave the keynote talk on Sunday eve. Preceeded by humor and seriousness, Lexis Nexis introduced Al Gore by giving a detailed time series presentation showing the impact of An Inconvenient Truth on the numbers of published news reports.

    noted during Gore’s speech:
    *The increased need for information professionals with the flood of increased access to information content.

    *The closure of the EPA libraries and applauded those EPA librarians who are hanging in there.

    *He discussed information as a strategic resource.

    *Wiretapping citizen conversations is essentially adding more hay to the needle in the haystack hunt.

    #worked as an Army reporter carrying an M16 and a pencil
    and later became an investigative reporter

    #talked about how being a reporter helped him become an elected official because ‘It’s all about information’.

    #Implored information professionals to work on information policies to allow reasonable access to information such as net neutrality.

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    posted live from the convention center

    (Reposted from the SLA Blog 2007. And reprinted in One-Person Library. Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p3-10. 8p

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