Toronto's librarians need your help and love

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9 Responses to “Toronto's librarians need your help and love”

  1. Warren Grant says:

    Libraries are one of the last bastions we have for free thought and free learning. We cannot allow this precious resource to fall into the hands of private corporations – even just at a management level. Libraries should remain a public resource, available to all, and as neutral as possible. Giving control over to private corporations will inevitably result in higher costs, restricted book purchases etc, as they seek to maximize revenue streams. I hope the citizens of Toronto rightly reject this effort to control yet another aspect of our already highly controlled lives.

  2. coffee100 says:

    It will be perhaps another ten years before libraries are chased from everywhere except universities.   Ten years after that, they’ll be outsourced from universities to make way for more shopping.

    I fail to see why this is so unexpected, given the overwhelming opinion among “smart” people that the only worthy academic subjects are science and engineering and that the entire sum of human knowledge can be found in Wikipedia.

    Librarians don’t fit in the technological future.  They’re too much like English majors, and what the hell do we need with language studies?  We’re all going to be engineers.

  3. fully support you.
    i have a documentary on libraries and democracy – Save and Burn (2004)
    you can see it here:

    http://www.julianjsamuel.com/films/save-and-burn/

  4. complicitytheory says:

    I do support TPL libraries and their users.

  5. pearlstlimo says:

    I hope the day never comes when libraries are few and far between. I think in Boston such a proposal could NEVER get anywhere. 

  6. McQuaid says:

    Our mayor and his odious brother would close libraries ‘in a heartbeat’.
     
    Fortunately, he’s not called a deadbeat for nothing.

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