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Stocks / Shares

we’re hooked up to the matrix
grubby digits fingering
our umbilical
chords
make sweet music out of me
string me out and leave me
high and dry… 272 more words

Writing

Banning a Banned Books Week poster?

The tension these days between free speech and respectful dialogue seems to be reaching a fever pitch. The controversies regarding Dalhousie University dentistry students and a Toronto Symphony Orchestra pianist have been on many people’s minds as they try to figure out what people should or should not be allowed to say, while acknowledging the right of all, especially disadvantaged groups, to feel safe and welcome. 690 more words

The 10 Most Controversial Books of the Year | BookBub Blog #bannedbooks

As part of National Library Week, the American Library Association just released its annual State of America’s Libraries Report analyzing the shifting role libraries play in today’s society. 81 more words

Librarianship

Welcome

The term ‘occult’ is defined by Merriam-Webster (2015) as “of or relating to supernatural powers or practices” (2). It is multifaceted in the other-worldly subjects it covers, which include – but are not limited to – theosophy, fairies, ghosts, witches, and the afterlife.   273 more words

Access To Information

Louisiana Library Conference Highlights (Part 2)

Last week at LLA I presented at my first library conference. Fueled by a mango martini and vegan sushi from lunch (and lots of coffee) I talked about zines. 1,649 more words

Scientists Object to Intellectual Freedom

Libraries define intellectual freedom as the public’s right to examine all points-of-view. Here’s a list of climate scientists who are trying to block your access to alternative perspectives. 1,331 more words

IPCC

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is one of the most articulate and outspoken advocates for online privacy and sensible copyright laws; he is staunchly opposed to Digital Rights Management (DRM). 899 more words

Technology