3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!

The news cycle has been dominated by the impending publication of plans for 3D-printed firearms, originally set for August 1, 2018. A federal judge has intervened, issuing a restraining order to block the files from being posted, for the time being. For libraries with a 3D printer, this seems an appropriate time to discuss the importance ofContinue reading “3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!”

Economics Professor Suggests Replacing Libraries with Amazon, is Promptly Destroyed on Twitter

On July 21, 2018, economics professor Panos Mourdoukoutas wrote an article in Forbes suggesting that Amazon should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. I, like a vast majority of people within and outside of the profession found the idea poorly thought out and needlessly inflammatory. It would appear that little actual research went into the articleContinue reading “Economics Professor Suggests Replacing Libraries with Amazon, is Promptly Destroyed on Twitter”

Opportunities for Libraries with Apple’s Latest Operating System

An article I wrote for Public Libraries Online: With Apple devices widely used by our public and staff, libraries are invariably affected when changes occur. What might Apple’s latest operating system release mean for public libraries? Read the full article at here.