Librarians Must Be Political

Beyond the Bullet Points: Political not Partisan
“Some folks have recently commented that in my presentations and writings I have a political agenda. They are right, but it is not what they think it is. I believe that librarians must be political. That is they must be aware of politics, aid their members in political pursuits, and actively participate in the political process. Now directors of libraries will see this as nothing new, but I believe that all librarians must be politically savvy. Why? Well, let’s start with my definition of politics: politics is the process by which a community allocates power and resources.”