This year many libraries will be marking the anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The anniversary presents an opportunity for uplifting and highlighting voices that have gone mostly unheard.
USCIS has announced proposed fee hikes which will affect public access to genealogical records.
However, from a librarian’s perspective, this decision seriously infringes on our intellectual freedom, especially the freedoms of those who rely upon the library for their access to information.
If you take a mainstream political science definition of democracy, the United States didn’t become a full democracy until 1965 with the Voting Rights Act because it did not have full adult suffrage until 1965.
Why is this case still worth our attention? It’s been 50 years. Private freedoms are viewed as a necessary pillar of our society. As Americans, we have the right to privately read and view whatever information or material we wish. It is unconstitutional for the government to come in and try to police the content of the media we’re consuming. Right?
When faced with challenges to freedom of expression or limitations on access to information, teens require caring support and reliable information.
What does a movie about Beatles music have to do with the Open Access movement? According to this blogger, everything! (Spoilers within.)
Ms. Pekoll has written a very clear, useful, practical, and even a motivational book.
By preserving stories from all sides, supporting efforts to teach history in a holistic fashion, and honoring multiple perspectives, vibrant libraries and archives can be an important ingredient in moving beyond sectarianism.
When the local newspaper closed in Weare, New Hampshire, the community lost its local news source. In stepped Mike Sullivan, library director of the Weare Public Library.