Striking Toronto Public Library Workers Hold Read-In Rally
The strike is now in its second week.
Librarians, Authors Join Forces at Read-In (via Torontoist)
“Cheerful rage” may be an oxymoron, but that’s probably the best way of describing the mood at the “read-in” and rally—organized by the striking librarians’ union, CUPE Local 4948—that took place in front of the Toronto Reference Library on Sunday afternoon.
The crowd of more than 100 people included library workers, supportive members of the public and, most notably, a sizable contingent from the Writers’ Union of Canada, who showed up to voice their support for their fellow word lovers during the labour disruption.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.