Remove Your Shoes … and Your Books

"The [American] Transportation Security Administration is testing and plans to expand a program in which airline passengers will be asked to remove books from carry-on luggage. The plan has been discussed by TSA for several weeks now, but it attracted attention this weekend when the American Civil Liberties Union released an analysis of the proposal … Continue reading Remove Your Shoes … and Your Books

“The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses”, CNN

"Long viewed as guardians of safe spaces for children, library staff members like Kowalski have begun taking on the role of first responder in drug overdoses. In at least three major cities -- Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco -- library employees now know, or are set to learn, how to use the drug naloxone, usually … Continue reading “The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses”, CNN

‘A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction’ (The New Yorker)

"Dystopias follow utopias the way thunder follows lightning. This year, the thunder is roaring. But people are so grumpy, what with the petty tyrants and such, that it’s easy to forget how recently lightning struck. “Whether we measure our progress in terms of wiredness, open-mindedness, or optimism, the country is moving in the right direction, … Continue reading ‘A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction’ (The New Yorker)

CFLA-FCAB Acting on Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Report

"This National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) is acting on recommendations of the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee in its recently released report. The Federation is: Establishing a CFLA-FCAB Standing Committee on Indigenous Matters Creating a digital Indigenous Resources Hub to house and provide access to foundational documents compiled by the … Continue reading CFLA-FCAB Acting on Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Report