Petition Update

British Columbia Library Association Statement of Support

Martha Reineke
Denver, IA

Feb 15, 2013 — BCLA condemns the misuse of the court process to intimidate libraries, librarians and information workers from discharging their professional obligations and from demonstrating one of the library’s core responsibilities to uphold the right of freedom of thought and expression.
Full statement at: http://www.bcla.bc.ca/News/PRAskey.pdf

Librarians Rally Behind Blogger Sued by Publisher Over Critical Comments - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Librarians Rally Behind Blogger Sued by Publisher Over Critical Comments - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A university librarian who is being sued after writing a critical blog post about a scholarly publisher is finding support from professors and librarians around the world. In 2010, Dale Askey, now a librarian at McMaster University, in Ontario, wrote a blog post about Edwin Mellen Press on his personal Web site, Bibliobrary, referring to the publisher as "dubious" and saying its books were often works of "second-class scholarship."
http://chronicle.com