WHETHER THEY WEAR A CAPE OR A CARDIGAN, LIBRARIANS ARE INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS.

WHETHER THEY WEAR A CAPE OR A CARDIGAN, LIBRARIANS ARE INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS.

The freedom to choose what we read from the fullest array of possibilities is firmly rooted in the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Even as we enjoy a seemingly limitless and expanding amount of information, there is always a danger in someone else selecting what is available to whom. Censorship threatens our right to choose for ourselves.

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