Do We Need a National Library Association Aimed at Advocacy?

**Note: In light of the recent school shooting in Newtown CT, and the National Riffle Association’s role in conversations about American gun legislation, I feel that it is important to restate that this blog post is ONLY a study of the NRA in that it discusses the effectiveness of their communications strategy. In addition, the […]

The Wall Street Journal doesn’t understand the difference between books and a Library…

WSJ photo of Library worker demonstrating the digitally locked cubby. This article really annoyed me, because it’s got both Library folks and the general public focusing on the wrong issues. There’s nothing wrong with the book vending machines themselves – the danger here is the assumption that all libraries do is lend books. If our […]