Monthly Archives: May 2005

Personal Liberties in the Age of Terrorism

Here’s a conference for librarians who find themselves both in the NYC metropolitan area and interested in the state of civil liberties: “Personal Liberties in the Age of Terrorism”, which being hosted by the New York Metropolitan Library Council (METRO to you Visigoths) on May 13 from 9:00am – 2:30pm at the Brooklyn College Library. […]

"Intelligence and facts are being fixed around the policy."

"Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would see those words in black and white—and beneath a SECRET stamp, no less. For three years now, we in Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) have been saying that the CIA and its British counterpart, MI-6, were ordered by their countries’ leaders to "fix facts" […]

Resource Shelf = Da Bomb!

I don’t know when or if Gary Price actually sleeps, but I’m glad he doesn’t (or sddesn’t seem to, anyway.) His Resource Shelf website is one of the best things I’ve seen in online Libraryland in a long while. (Not that I get out that often but when I do, and I find something like […]

Do Libraries Still Matter? You Betcha!

A coworker turned me on to an article by Dan Akst in the most recent Carnegie Reporter. The article is entitled “Do Libraries Still Matter?”, and one would hope that the answer to the question is still ‘yes!” although one can also see the questioners point of view. It’s definitely worth looking at, and not […]