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Librarians vs. the NSA

One of the core values of librarianship is privacy.

The Nation recently ran a front-page article on librarians’ fight against unwarranted surveillance — Librarians Versus the NSA… 75 more words

Intellectual Freedom

DLA/MLA Conference

A couple weeks ago a portion of the library staff went to the DLA/MLA conference that was held in Ocean City, Maryland. It was a fun and productive conference, which included various programs, including “Comic Con at Your Library”, presented by our very own Katy Goff and Kerri Hollyday. 411 more words


CLA Draft Position Statement on Intellectual Freedom

The Canadian Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee has drafted an update of the Intellectual Freedom Position Statement.

If you have feedback on this draft, please comment to Alvin Schrader, Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Advisory Committee… 1,214 more words

Canadian Library Association

Why You Should Care About Privacy Even When You Have Nothing to Hide

By Zero Knowledge Privacy Foundation and SpiderOak –

Privacy and secrecy are not the same thing. Privacy is about individual freedom to choose what things we are willing to share, and whom we share them with. 552 more words

Internet Of Things

MLA 2015: Through the Library Lens, Part II

Here we go, Day Two of MLA! Read about Monday sessions here.

Flexibility in Library Design, or Agile Libraries that Evolve with You, presented by Lauren Stara and Rosemary Waltos of the MBLC and Sal Genovese of the Walpole Public Library… 1,404 more words

Library World

MLA 2015: Through the Library Lens, Part I

Thanks to my library’s wonderful support for professional development, once again I got to attend the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) annual conference. This year’s theme was “through the library lens,” though none of the sessions I went to specifically addressed what that might mean. 1,372 more words

Library World

Book Review: Censorship and the School Library Media Center

Nancy Kravitz’s Censorship and the School Library Media Centeris a book that I originally checked out from the library for a school project, but the topic is also one of personal interest to me. 383 more words

Book Reviews