January 25, 2022

Hartford Courant Op/Ed by Four Legendary Librarians: “Librarians Stand Again Against FBI Overreach”

From an Op/Ed in the Hartford Courant:

We are the four librarians who fought a government gag order a decade ago when FBI agents demanded library records under the Patriot Act and told us, under penalty of criminal prosecution, that we couldn’t talk about it. We members of what the media called “the Connecticut Four” haven’t reunited in the civil liberties cause. Until now.

The editorial was written by:

Peter Chase, Retired from the Plainville Public Library

Barbara Bailey, Director of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library in Glastonbury.

Jan Nocek is director of the Portland Public Library.

George Christian is executive director of the Library Connection, a nonprofit cooperative of 30 libraries.

Read the Complete Editorial (582 Words)

Hat Tip and Thanks: Benton Foundation

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.