After I wrote about the experiences of our lesson of the damaging effects of Banning a Book at Mansfield University during last year's Banned Book week, I was very encouraged that the fight against censorship and banning books was going in the right direction.
To ensure that all students reach their education destination, it is imperative that the United States meet the goal of connecting 99 percent of the nation's students with high-speed broadband in their schools and libraries within the next five years.
New York City public libraries are an invaluable public asset. Everyday tens of thousands of New Yorkers go through the doors. People of every race, creed, orientation, and age make use of the free resources which the libraries provide.
Certified school librarians are highly trained professionals who impact the entirety of the school community. They have been proven time and again to positively impact student performance. Every child has a right to a school librarian.
Closing half-of-our-libraries is one of the most egregious insults Miami has ever faced. Many are in low-income areas which will really affect poor adults who rely on the library system for online access.
No, Libramnesia is not the name of a woman or the latest mixed drink. Libramnesia is a highly common, but under-treated social condition that causes its sufferers to completely forget about libraries or even worse, believe libraries are irrelevant.
For those without Internet access at home, having a free Internet connection at the local library is vital. Technology is the great equalizer in our society, and every child and adult deserves to be connected to the promise that this technology holds.
While the e-book world takes a minute to digest the court ruling finding Apple conspired with book publishers to jack up the price of e-books to consumers, it's worth noting that there is another e-book pricing battle going on.
Any contract that has at its essence an invalid clause is in and of itself invalid. So to me, every marriage is invalid as long as two adults are barred from marriage. It is an immoral clause, and a moral cause.
Maybe it certifies me as an old fogey even at 33, but I actually enjoy the Dewey Decimal System, and the associated process of flipping through books with your hands to see if the title you seek is or is not in the right place. There is something therapeutic and educational about that.