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From John Ralston Saul to academia, with love

A very poignant and timely discussion of Canadian intellectual contributions in Humanities and Social Sciences.  It is very inspiring and appropriate to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well.  Enjoy.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Being a strong woman isn’t remarkable, it’s normal

“Please do not twist yourself into shapes to please. Don’t do it. If someone likes that version of you, that version of you that is false and holds back, then they actually just like that twisted shape, and not you. 431 more words


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

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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

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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

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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

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