are on the front lines of the war against censorship. Constantly
called to defend the books on their shelves, they are also the
loudest voice when it comes to protecting patron privacy and keeping
nannyware off of the nation's computers.
have been archiving and preserving alternative and radical press
materials for years, so that none of this important history will
be lost. Thanks to them, there are libraries devoted to anarchist
and pacifist materials.
that, and the pervasive image of a librarian is still a repressive
woman with a pinched mouth and spectacles! But librarians are changing
that too, using their knowledge of the internet to feature real
life librarians: tattooed, pierced, exuberant, bellydancing, and
most of all, diverse.