April 19, 2018

ALA Midwinter 2012: Occupy Wall St. Librarians Wonder, When Did Sharing Become a Revolutionary Act?

“How have we come to a place where the sharing of books, and the gathering and disseminating of knowledge has come to be such a revolutionary act—one that brought the full force of the militarized New York police department down upon it?” asked an OWS librarian. “I think the reason is that today we see an all-out assault on what libraries stand for and what they do.”