January 31, 2007

Welcome to the Library

The UTNE Reader is introducing a new column, "Shelf Life", with the Jan/Feb issue. The UTNE librarian, Danielle Maestretti, writes a great introduction, titled "Welcome to the Library":

"My job does not include shushing. [...] The weathered image of the librarian as a grandmotherly, finger-waving bookworm has been defunct for quite some time. Librarians are more likely to be protecting civil liberties, promoting literacy, and guarding people's access to information than pursing their lips."

Yes! As a fan of not only libraries and librarians but also independent press and activism, I'll be eagerly watching this space for future columns from Ms. Maestretti.

found via MagicMommy

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