Speaking of libraries and politics — as I will be in Australia real soon — some of our favorite legal librarians are working together on a Library Law Blog. Really engaging Q&A format for some posts, just raw information in others. Thick with good information, or, as they say “Not legal advice – just a dangerous mix of thoughts and information.”
Not quite on-topic but definitely an article I wish every boss I ever worked with had read: How to manage smart people.
I’ve been reading more writing by Australian librarians lately which, of course, I should have been doing all this time. Jennifer Cram writes great stuff, my favorite so far is Ten Questions to Ask About Filtering Software. Sharp questions deserving of serious answers for anyone who is considering filtering.
I’m sure you’ve all heard the maxim “the internet inteprets censorship as danger and routes around it” but did you ever wonder how? Paul Jones from ibiblio has been preparing a talk on Censorship on the Net and has put a short list of resources on his blog.