Freedom to Read Week Feb 22-28, 2015

This video was made by two students at the Calgary Science School in preparation for next week, which is Freedom to Read Week in Canada.  Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights … Continue reading Freedom to Read Week Feb 22-28, 2015

Never neutral: Libraries, technology, and inclusion

A very interesting blog by a very thoughtful librarian.

Feral Librarian

Below is the text from the OLITA Spotlight talk I gave at the OLA Super Conference (#olasc15).

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I want to acknowledge from the outset that this talk has been heavily influenced by a number of people who have shared their work and their thoughts with me over the years. I’ve been privileged to learn from them, in some cases formally through their publications and in some cases through conversations on twitter or even in person. These aren’t the only folks whose work and thinking influences me, but they are the key people I think of when I think of critical work on the intersections of libraries, technology, higher education and social justice.  These are their names – a mix of students, librarians, scholars, and technologists. Again, this is not a comprehensive list of the people whose work inspires me, but they are my top 7 right now on these…

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Something to do (or not) during Reading Week — see Jupiter Ascending? Maybe. Ask Eli Glasner…

If you enjoy scathing movie reviews, especially for filmmakers who should know better, then you really need to catch this one by Eli Glasner of CBC fame.  You might even go watch the movie, in spite of all the scathing reviews, if only to see Mila's costumes.  But whatever you do during Reading Break, have … Continue reading Something to do (or not) during Reading Week — see Jupiter Ascending? Maybe. Ask Eli Glasner…