A Library Matter of Genocide

A Library Matter of Genocide.  This is an article written by Michael Dudley about a controversy at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, revolving around their "unequal and imbalanced treatment of genocides".  A recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press shows that the museum may have been directed to remove or downplay references … Continue reading A Library Matter of Genocide

Prairie Fire’s annual writing contest open for 2015 entries now!!

Prairie Fire is now accepting entries for the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. If you are a writer or an aspiring writer, go to Prairie Fire's website to read the contest details and deadlines.  November 30 is the deadline for entry but you may submit material any time.

Polar Expressions Publishing’s 8th Annual Summer Writing Contest

Welcome to Polar Expressions Publishing's 2015 National Summer Writing contest.  It is open to Canadians and Canadian residents of all ages, and includes a separate division for younger writers.  If you would like the chance to be published, visit their website and read the rules and download an entry form.

Bill C-51 and library record privacy

The Patriot Act in the US allows government agencies to obtain your personal library account information.  In this article in the Nation it is stated that "Under the Patriot Act, the government can demand library records via a secret court order and without probable cause that the information is related to a suspected terrorist plot. … Continue reading Bill C-51 and library record privacy