No, YouTube is not a library – and why it matters

Last week, en route to deliver a keynote at the 11th annual #libtech2018 conference at Macalester College, I came across a tweet reporting out on YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's remarks at sxsw, as transcribed by a Twitter user. Among other things, she claimed that a great model for describing what YouTube is is, in fact,… Continue reading No, YouTube is not a library – and why it matters

The Battle for Justice in Evanston? Abunimah Book Talk Back On at Evanston Public Library

Yesterday morning, after reading a tweet from Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada describing how his book talk at the Evanston Public Library on August 11th had been summarily cancelled, I drafted a letter to the EPL's director, Karen Danzcak Lyons. In it, I expressed my concerns about this cancellation, which appeared to be without… Continue reading The Battle for Justice in Evanston? Abunimah Book Talk Back On at Evanston Public Library

A Letter to Evanston Public Library on the Cancellation of Ali Abunimah’s Book Talk

EDITED - I posted a follow-up to this letter on 8/4. This morning, I learned of a disturbing situation unfolding in the northern Chicago suburbs - the backyard, it's worth noting, of the American Library Association. According to accounts by the Electronic Intifiada's Ali Abunimah, his upcoming book talk there, scheduled by an Evanston community… Continue reading A Letter to Evanston Public Library on the Cancellation of Ali Abunimah’s Book Talk