Libraries, the Ada Initiative, and a challenge

I am a firm believer in the power of open source to help libraries build the tools we need to help our patrons and our communities. Our tools focus our effort. Our effort, of course, does not spring out of thin air; it’s rooted in people. One of the many currencies that motivates people to contribute […]

Taking the ALA Statement of Appropriate Conduct seriously

After I got back from this year’s ALA Annual Conference (held in the City of It’s Just a Dry Heat), I saw some feedback regarding B.J. Novak’s presentation at the closing session, where he reportedly marred a talk that by many accounts was quite inspiring with a tired joke alluding to a sexual (and sexist) […]