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These days, I'm the director of the American Library Association' s Office for Intellectual Freedom. I'm also executive director and secretary of the Freedom to Read Foundation. See "About Me" for contact information.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Librarianship redefined

I used to say our job is to gather, organize, and present to the public the intellectual content of our culture.

But lately I've been thinking about my grandmother, Mimi. There's a simpler and homelier construction:

We tell the family stories.

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