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Libraries in a Post-Truth World

On Thursday, January 26, I attended a one-day conference hosted by Phillips Academy in Andover called “Libraries in a Post-Truth World.” There was some helpful pre-conference reading about fake news and hoaxes, information overload, and media literacy: 603 more words

Library World

451? Its library ethics!

I was invited to join in this movement by Sarah Houghton this week. 451 has a US focus, but librarians of all types in Australia can engage in 451 activities on January 20th 2017 in their own way – be it individually, as a group or as an organisation. 342 more words

Librarians Role

Surveillance: an additional cost

I was just reading “Privacy and Positive Intellectual Freedom” by Alan Rubel from the Fall 2014 issue of Journal of Social Philosophy (vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 121 more words

Privacy

Stand, Fight, Resist

December 16, 2016

The idea that libraries are neutral spaces has been well and disabused over the last few years. From the services we offer to the collections that we curate, the decisions that libraries and librarians make are political ones that reflect values. 453 more words

Leadership And Managment

ALA News: Intellectual Freedom

As library people, our code of ethics pushes us to strongly respect and defend the intellectual freedom of the communities we serve. You can see this commitment across the American Library Association, including at the Office of Intellectual Freedom. 1,083 more words

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