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"The world of librarians was thrown into a tizzy this week – it doesn't take much these days – when the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board announced it will shut its school libraries and dump all but four of its library technicians."
Read the rest here:
"the digital technocracy's strange distrust of human beings sitting in a public room while communally enjoying the freedom of their own minds. "
"The life of the mind is a daunting, solitary, often lonely existence: A library gives a mind a home, companionship, and “one of the few places where you can escape advertising,” Mr. Darnell added, as well as “a freedom and an anonymity in that setting that's really important and that doesn't exist in other spaces.”
Thanks for peeking in here 2wonderY. I was hoping someone would read it.
Oh, I'm going to be sick. Aside from the shocking idea that a Wiki article can somehow replace reading a half-dozen books on a given topic, does he realize students aren't allowed to cite Wikipedia?
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