Library Advocates

ALA Washington Office

The American Library Association's Washington Office tumblr. We post about federal policies that affect libraries, including copyright, privacy and access. We also post about ebooks and, admittedly, the occasional library fluff.

Library Advocates

Posts tagged librarianship

Jun 11

Apr 14
“Fundamental values of librarianship—including intellectual freedom, fair use, and preservation of the cultural record—are in serious conflict with the existing court ruling.” Carrie Russell on Garcia v. Google, Inc.

Feb 11
“You need to have some freedom to learn about what you think is important without worrying about whether it ends up in some FBI file. We don’t want [library patrons] being surveilled because that will inhibit learning, and reading, and creativity.”

Alan Inouye, American Library Association

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Nov 12
Edge & libraries: putting community at the center

Libraries have a long history of developing and working with standards and other guidelines to assess and improve their operations.

Edge & libraries: putting community at the center

Libraries have a long history of developing and working with standards and other guidelines to assess and improve their operations.


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Jan 11
“Librarians were always about how to use the tools, but we’re even way more about that now. Our role is becoming more multifaceted, we do the same work but it’s being used in different forms and platforms. Libraries are moving with the change.” Qualicum Beach library manager Eileen Gillette

Jan 9

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