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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.
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
We can win this. We can stop mass spying. Join thousands around the world by taking action today: https://eff.org/r.n423
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
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