With Vaccine Misinformation, Libraries Walk a Fine Line By Jane Roberts

With Vaccine Misinformation, Libraries Walk a Fine Line This is a fascinating discussion regarding where preventing misinformation crosses the line into censorship.  I have a hard time saying that we need to protect the public from itself.  However, I also have a hard time seeing reports of measles outbreaks.  I really wonder if mumps, rubella, […]

Drag Queen Story Hour in America’s Bible Belt By George Pierpoint

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47203976 This is certainly an article worth reading if you would like to know more about Drag Queen Story times and other events.  I believe that the article slightly misrepresents how ‘consistent’ libraries are about first amendment rights, but they are entitled to their opinions.  My personal beliefs about events and programs like this is […]

Memes, Fair Use, and Privacy by Vicky Ludas Orlofsky

https://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=16873 While this article does have the disclaimer that it is not a substitute for legal counsel, it does raise several issues connected to Memes.  Specifically mentioned is the fact that many images being used to create memes, and some youtube videos, fall under copyright law.  There are some exceptions made for parody, scholastic use, […]

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

I read this partially for the BookRiot challenge, ironic since Anne Bogel is BookRiot.  This book is jam packed with information, and it did take me a few days to get through.  To me, the overarching theme in this tale/informational book/guide is that everyone’s journey to being a reader, their definition of begin a reader, […]

We Librarians Must Re-examine Our Position on Privacy by David Shumaker

http://www.infotoday.com/OnlineSearcher/Articles/The-Searchers-Viewpoint/We-Librarians-Must-Reexamine-Our-Position-on-Privacy-124719.shtml *This article is insanity with the trappings of logic.*  Why don’t we keep the patrons information, Google, Amazon, and more are keeping all sorts of information.  Have we asked our patrons what they want done with their information?  We could be keeping track of their reading so that when they ask us what they […]

Thirteen Reasons Why Censorship Won’t Help by Amy Diegelman

http://bookriot.com/2017/05/30/thirteen-reasons-why-censorship-wont-help/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=062617%20What%27s%20Up%20in%20YA?&utm_term=BookRiot_WhatsUpInYA This article begins in a fascinating manner, where an individual who is staunchly against censorship admits that a book disturbed her enough that she had to carefully consider her opinions.  The book in question almost seems to romanticize/justify a suicide. Ultimately she realized that pulling the book would not end the behavior.  The behavior […]