The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2611675
Posted By: Amos
15-Apr-09 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a librarian is a person who specializes "in the care or management of a library." That definition is far too mechanical. It leaves out the larger role librarians play in our democracy, facilitating access to information and ideas and promoting and protecting a precious First Amendment right: the freedom to read. ..."We do this by making sure libraries have information and ideas across the spectrum of social and political thought, so people can choose what they want to read or view or listen to. Some users find materials in their local library collection to be untrue, offensive, harmful or even dangerous. But libraries serve the information needs of all of the people in the community ? not just the loudest, not just the most powerful, not even just the majority. Libraries serve everyone."

NYT on Judith Krug

For Rapaire, who is a Master Librarian