Category Archives: Libraries

Il Trumpe’s War On Libraries

No idea what will happen in 2018, but, unsurprisingly, the Republican administration wants to eliminate all federal funding for libraries (boldface mine): If you say “IMLS” to most folks, even to those familiar with Uncle Sam’s endless stream of abbreviations … Continue reading

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A Temporary Idea For The D.C. Library Should Be Made Permanent

In a few months, the main branch of the D.C. library, the Martin Luther King Library will be closed for several years for renovations. As a result, other libraries will be open later, and the city will open a “Library … Continue reading

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These Men Of The Library of Congress

Observed at the Library of Congress, D.C.: At the time, World War I was the World War. Then:

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Cloudy Flags

Observed at Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Georgetown, D.C.:

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Library

The Watha T. Daniel Library, Shaw, D.C.: \

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With Mambo Sauce

Observed in the Martin Luther King Library, D.C.: More about Chuck Brown here.

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The Slow Squeezing of the Security State: The Library of Congress Edition

A few years ago, I had occasion to visit the Harvard Medical School Library–the building with all of the cool stuff. Getting in wasn’t a problem, but leaving involved a lot of security–they didn’t want a lot of people wandering … Continue reading

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