Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Activist Librarian

"The information industry has the technology to control information, but its price tag on information distribution and its profit goal create a bias in what information is made available and how it is dispensed. Only the nonprofit organization, the library, dedicated to a total community service goal with trained experts, librarians, running the operation can provide the full scope of information for the total population in a fair and objective manner."

--Library civil rights activist, administrator, author, and educator E. J. Josey, founder of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (ALA) and the ALA's second black president (1984-85).


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