I came across this link at the end of the course outline criticizing The Atlas of New Librarianship and making the Instructor’s call for librarians to be change agents within their communities and agents of innovation seem like a raving power seeking, radical, militant, leftist. I will read the section on power and literacy again in the book. I actually liked the vision of librarian as power broker fighting for privacy and intellectual freedom, fighting against filtering and censorship of information, giving power to the community through literacy. Librarians being involved in various types of literacy, reading, writing and beyond those two skills, in order to empower members sounded just fine to me. Just in terms of the basic reading and writing, I thought of a friend who has minimal reading skills, he could not read and write to open a bank account himself. He gave a relative the power to deposit money in his account for him and was robbed. Literacy makes one able to understand and take independent action and that is what makes literacy empowering.