Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Alan Johnston

This has always been a work blog, for people in the workplace making use of the library. It's about getting the most out of your library.

Today I'm taking a tiny step away from that remit as I have added the BBC banner reminding people of the plight of Alan Johnston, the journalist who was kidnapped in Gaza on 12th March 2007.

This may appear to have no relevance to libraries, but journalists are gatherers and disseminators of information just as librarians are. Freedom of information is linked to all sorts of other freedoms. And, like many freedoms, we notice them most when they have gone.

I won't write more on this. If you want to know more, click on the banner.

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