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Week #4

Cyber safety, security and ethics, cover some of my favorite themes within the overarching topic of social responsibility. One of the main reasons that I work in Libraries, is because I feel so strongly about the importance of entities that stand proudly between classes to absorb the difference and support equality. 317 more words

Preserving Our Values Libraries as social change agents

By Karen Muller | May 31, 2016

In 1999, the American Library Association (ALA) Council adopted the statement “Libraries: An American Value.” The principles in that document, in the Library Bill of Rights, and in our mission all speak to the importance of libraries as agents of change and protectors of our heritage. 172 more words

Libraries & Advocacy

Week 3

Ok, I am officially blogging and meeting other bloggers. Who would’ve thought! I went to the SUNYLA conference last week and was able to network with some very energetic, modern-minded librarian’s from across New York State. 353 more words


Committment to Literacy

Working with students is so inspiring. Each and every one of our young people have such incredible potential to learn. But it is hard to learn if we can’t read. 219 more words

Intellectual Freedom

UNGASS: This is your brain on Bureaucracy

From 19-21 April, the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) concerning global drug policy reform convened in Vienna. The summit, held once every decade, has important ramifications for guiding drug legislation worldwide. 536 more words


No More Weeding Angst

I recently read Weeding the Worst Library Books in the April 26th edition of the New Yorker. Daniel Gross makes a particularly salient point when he writes that libraries “symbolize our collective access to information”. 288 more words

Public Library

Re-post: Dav Pilkey's Short Video on Intellectual Freedom

During a recent class lecture/discussion on censorship issues related to comics, I was reminded of a video from Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants… 59 more words