At Librarians' Meeting, Information Is Championed—but Not Always Books

Academic librarians don't often get to feel like rock stars. But at the Association of College and Research Libraries' biennial meeting, which concluded here on Saturday, a pop-culture icon treated them like rock stars—or at least like information superheroes. At a conference that emphasizes information literacy and librarians' role in supporting it, that was a welcome message.

Henry Rollins, the 1980s punk-rocker turned activist and spoken-word artist, brought the audience to