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Library advocacy is one clear-cut way for me to give back in some small way what they have given to me, my family, North Carolina, and our nation. Knowledge is power. Literacy is a gift that keeps on giving. Libraries also do so much more for other people—youth programming, access to technology, work force development, a place for the community to meet, and books—lots of books—in all different formats. We need the continuing support of our legislators to help us keep growing and providing vital services to our communities. Libraries make me so happy that I will dance for libraries. Do libraries make you happy? Anthony Chow, co-chair of the North Carolina Library Association’s Legislative and Advocacy Committee
As libraries begin exploring ways to deliver legally obtained and responsibly monitored content to patrons, we will have to offer a counterpoint to the concept of “free” as the automatic enemy of rights holders. While we know that it is anything but free to provide these services (no-fee or no-charge is perhaps a better description), the public often perceives it as such, and simply banning phrases like “read for free” or “watch for free” from the world’s largest Internet index will not reduce infringement. Abby Lull (transformativetidbits), Indexing the internet and searching for “free”
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