Librarians should understand that what they do is create space, cognitive space in the environment. It can look like a public library, a web site ... or whatever. Librarians need to make sure that they provide a rich space, where human beings can gather, interact, and become more than themselves. If librarians can do that, and do it well, they will be a part of the future."
John Perry Barlow, "Librarians as Cyberspace Guerrillas"interview by Ron Chepesiuk, American Libraries27 (September 1996), 49-51.