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Category Archives: Censorship
Information is Powerful
In libraries, we care about information. We oppose efforts to limit, or censor access, to information. But sometimes we struggle with what to do about bad information, or misinformation. You might even think of this kind of thing as “fake … Continue reading
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This is NOT Good Service
So, I’m apparently a little late to this party. Yes, I knew some folks, and some “states” don’t like the Affordable Care Act (abbreviated ACA, and also sometimes called Obamacare). My own state refused federal money to expand healthcare coverage … Continue reading
Illegal Downloads and Libraries–This is Important!
Do you worry about people downloading illegally at your library? Have you heard of libraries getting fined because someone has downloaded something illegally? Do you use filters to keep users from certain sites where they might download something illegally? Okay, … Continue reading
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Putting Book Banning in Perspective
I just have to jump on this bandwagon. I won’t say much, other than I agree. It’s OK to ban books, but not weapons? The photo is from MomsDemandAction, and is part of a “new PSA campaign, ‘Choose One,’ a … Continue reading
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Fifty Shades of Libraries
So, have you heard or read about the controversy over the “Fifty Shades” trilogy? As I write this, the books hold spots 1, 2, and 3 in the New York Times Best Seller Fiction list, spots they have held for … Continue reading
RIP, Maurice Sendak
The library community mourns the passing of the well-known and well-loved children’s author Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at the age of 83. That is, I think of him as a children’s author. He was also an illustrator, producer, director. … Continue reading