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Want to Be an ALA Emerging Leader?

The 2017 class of American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders was recently announced, which got me thinking about my experience as a 2014 Emerging Leader. 648 more words

Professional Development

Separating magical thinking from creativity...if they can be parsed

The magic(k)ian Aleister Crowley defined “magick” (as distinct from stage magic) as the art of causing change in accordance with Will*.  While I could say that this looks all right on the surface, I’d also have to say that my little experiment with magic(k)al thinking over the past several days has been a bit crazymaking. 1,253 more words


Radical librarians

My husband says that librarians are some of the most radical people he’s ever met.

There is truth in that.

Libraries provide free access to knowledge and intellectual development to all members of society, no matter their race, class or gender. 419 more words

Inspiring People

A Copyright Coup in Washington

The new Librarian of Congress ousts a federal patent defender.


Editorial — The Wall Street Journal

Nov. 2, 2016 6:51 p.m. ET… 882 more words

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears

Source: Time.com
Sarah Begley
September 25, 2016

Censors are increasingly focusing on books that represent diverse points of view

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. 1,066 more words


Librarians Condemn Police Conduct in Kansas City Free Speech Arrests

By Mark Hand | CounterPunch | October 7, 2016

Libraries often find themselves on the frontlines against government overreach, whether it is opposing local politicians who want to ban books or protecting the privacy and confidentiality of their patrons from police intrusion.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Creative Class 2016: Bryan Borland

Bryan Borland is the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, an independent publishing house based in Little Rock.  Since 2010, SRP has published Poets & Writers Top Debut Fiction, a Poets & Writers Top 12 Debut Poet, a Pushcart Prize winner, a Lambda Award winner for Gay Poetry, a Lambda Award winner for Lesbian Poetry, eight Lambda Literary Award finalists, two Thom Gunn Award finalists, twenty-one American Library Association “Over the Rainbow” recommended LGBT titles, three American Library Association “Over the Rainbow” top 10 favorite picks, one of Library Journal‘s “Best New Magazines,” one of Flavorwire‘s 50 books that define the last five years of literature, and finalists for the Bisexual Poetry Book of the Year, the Oregon Book of the Year, and the Georgia Book of the Year. 149 more words