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Defending the Realm

You better believe it: (via LitHub) Librarians Will Guard Your Privacy With Their Lives / https://lithub.com/librarians-will-guard-your-privacy-with-their-lives/

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The Wall Street Library

I'm sure the libraries thought it was a good idea at the time. Now, less so. This is not meant to be a political or ideological commentary. However, and there's a big however here, a business's job is to maximize profit not to maximize service. That is what it is. It is what it will always be. It is an economic law. Sometimes services are enhanced, upgrades, because both sides have a common goal.

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ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act

On Joyce Valenza's NeverEnding Search blog she posted about ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act): http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2016/03/16/essa-learning-more-doing-more/

...and included this PowerPoint by Deb Kachel at http://www.schoollibraryadvocacy.org:

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Libraries in the Internet Age

A special thanks to Don Watkins (@Don_Watkins) for passing this video along. It echos something I've mentioned many times before. Libraries and librarians are the original information managers and, more importantly, the Internet didn't/doesn't make them obsolete. Rather the Internet has enhanced the library in being able to provide the comprehensive, effective and correlated information.

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