I thought there had been a post about what the best items were for a library to offer in their Library of Things, but I can't find it. Did I imagine it? [more inside]
Renegade Librarian Jessamyn West On Information, Access And Democracy is a Vermont Public Radio interview with MeFi's own award-winning former mod (and moss enthusiast).
I wrote an article about Jessamyn. You can read it here. Comments and constructive criticism welcome!
Via David Ryan, a Metafilter comment on libraries and the digital divide. Here's a piece:A List political blogger Kevin Drum gives a link and name check to MetaFilter and, all posts belonging to their authors being considered, a nameless check and kudos to codacorolla:
If you can take yourself out of your first world techie social media smart-shoes for a second then imagine this:...
It's worth a few minutes of your time to read the whole thing from the beginning.
A few months ago, honey-barbara posted an FPP to highlight the work of Wendy MacNaughton. Many mefites especially enjoyed her illustrated documentary in watercolor on the San Francisco Public Library, part of an ongoing series she does for The Rumpus. Appropriately enough, it has now been turned into a book. [more inside]
I was in my local public library today and wanted to look up a thread about Paris that I'd seen in Ask Metafilter, so I got on one of the library's computers. I was surprised to find that the library blocks Ask MeFi. How common is this? How can I get the library to unblock it?