rip judith krug

judith krugJudith Krug, Librarian Superhero, passed away on Saturday. Per the Times Obit, she fought against banned books since the 1960s, defending the public’s right to read and access “Huckleberry Finn,” “Mein Kampf,” “Little Black Sambo,” “Catcher in the Rye,” and sex manuals. More recently, she fought against restricting children’s access to the internet.

Thank you, Judith Krug. We are sure you will be missed.

the scan-do spirit

malamudPrint is Dead! Long Live Print! Carl Malamud for Print Czar! There’s revolution a-brewing in the Government Printing Office, or at least there will be if common sense prevails and Carl Malamud is appointed President. Some of his craaaazy, dare we say patriotic notions:

+ public access to legal documents
+ more support and work with librarians
+ the creation of the United States Publishing Academy as job stimulus
+ removal of passport RFID chips
+ making .gov sites a popular destination (g’luck with that one)
+ working with unions, not detroying them.

The man even twittered his platform.