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If you want to draw fire online, tell your blog readers that libraries are obsolete.
That's what ed-tech maven David Warlick did on his site, 2 Cents Worth (davidwarlick.com/2cents) in July. "Libraries, as we think of them, are soon to become obsolete," he wrote, adding that information itself--rather than its source--is now more important. "That's what got people really stirred up," says Warlick. "To librarians, it's all about the source because they are keepers of the source."
Joyce Valenza, a librarian at Springfield Township High School Library in Erdenheim, PA, posted a response on Warlick's site. Rather than a keeper of sources, she says she sees …