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Libraries are Part of the Safety Net — No Wonder Governments Hate Them
In libraryland, we already believe in the importance and power of libraries and information.  Reading more opinions about it may feel redundant, but I always enjoy hearing new perspectives.

Libraries are already, naturally, a part of the safety net, because they empower their community with equitable access to knowledge. And libraries can’t do that without librarians — someone who knows their collection, who knows their patrons, who has the right training and the right salary. Someone who has compassion, and the financial and social resources to act on that compassion without losing their mind.

Who Should Digitize (And Who Should Profit from) a Nation’s Newspaper Archives?
The title says it all.

Everything You Need to Know to Participate in Our Book Club
The Atlantic started a Twitter book club called 1book140 — check out this link for all the details.  This month’s book is Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin.

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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in links

 

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Open Thread Thursday: Library School
Check out the library school discussion over at Agnostic, Maybe.

The State of Publishing
I’m a huge fan of McSweeney’s, and this is a great series exploring different parts of the book industry.

Saying No to $1 Billion
This article from the Atlantic‘s March 2011 issue examines why the Sioux Nation isn’t accepting federal money won over 30 years ago.

PlaySpent.org
Can you manage a monthly budget of low wages as a restaurant server, office temp, or warehouse worker?  The website’s premise:

Your savings are gone. You’ve lost your house. Accept the challenge to see if you can make it through the month on your last $1,000, learning quickly how changes in employment, housing, medical costs and other expenses can create an unexpected shortfall.
 
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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in library school, links

 

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