Congress theme: “Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities”

Heng Liang Lim

Jueves, 22 Agosto 2013

Uneasy Truths

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Dr Cherian George


My thoughts today are stimulated by a sense of unease..."

Dr Cherian George, a Singaporean writer and academic, made it clear from the beginning that his plenary speech would cover some uneasy truths. Indeed, the propositions he put forth suggested that what is portrayed in the media is not always what it seems. Quite the contrary, mainstream media often adjusts truths to regulate the opinion of the masses. However, it is in such an ambiguous landscape that he believes the role of librarian as ‘custodians and curators’ of information is more important than ever.

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