Libraries are getting started on their September Projects [blog, article]. Do you have plans on 9/11? Is your library closed? If you’re home and online consider participating in the Rambling Librarian’s IM chat between Singaporean and US libraries on the theme of “How much do we understand each other” For East Coasters it’s a bit late at night, but West Coasters can check in before they go to bed and meet some of their colleagues overseas.
David and Sarah are ramping up The September Project this year. If your library is doing something on September 11th, let them know. If you haven’t yet thought about it, now would be a good time to get started. If you need ideas, they’ve got ’em. In 2001 librarian.net didn’t even have permalinks yet. Keeping focused by providing access to the content that others were creating was a way of making sense of the chaos that was unfolding, not just on 9/11 but in the world since then. The September Project’s events are “…activities of reflection, discussion, and dialogue about the meaning of freedom, the role of information in promoting active citizenship, and the importance of literacy in making sense of the world around us.” and it takes place throughout all of September, not just Sunday the 11th. You can keep up with the progress of the project on The September Project Blog, of course.