“Oh, you must really love books”, people have said to me when they learn that I have a Masters Degree in Library Science. Well, sure, I love books, but not extraordinarily so. And I do have a passion for libraries—not so much because they house books per se, but because they are among the few… Continue reading Are Libraries Missing (Half) the Boat?
I’m frustrated by the seeming lack of commitment of libraries (especially community-anchored public libraries) to their role in facilitating patrons’ ability to speak. Librarians entusiastically rally ’round the flag of “Intellectual Freedom“, but they think of it almost entirely in terms of defending patrons’ right to read stuff written by others. All very well and… Continue reading Libraries facilitating self expression