Let’s be honest... things are starting to look pretty bleak out there.  Not to sound like a pessimist, but just to review a few historical facts since 2008:

Curent unemployment rate in the U...

 

"As providers of information how should librarians [yes both those socially conscious and other librarians] respond?

 

So librarians, are we non-biased providers of information? Do we passively respond by providing the general public with access to ‘well balanced’ information sources?

 

Are we agents of social change? Are there certain social truths and absolutes which librarians are willing to take a stand for?

 

I personally think that avoiding issues and not taking a stance (complicit as it is) is also a stance."