As Clay Shirky once observed, “There’s no such thing as information overload — only filter failure.”
My take? “Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what’s important.” It’s a choice.
Perhaps said another way, information overload is a symptom of our inability to focus on what’s truly important or relevant to who we are as individuals, professionals, and as human beings. But then again, maybe that’s the problem."
My trouble when it comes to library-related information is balancing between the stuff that’s pertinent to my current job and the stuff that’s pertinent to libraries generally. Now that my contract is ending, I feel I have to be aware of the breadth of topics out there since I don’t know yet where I’ll end up after this. (And yes, it is very overwhelming.)