Librarians Make Some Noise Over Patriot Act

Midge Coates notes, The PATRIOT act continues to get press for libraries, this time from The Washington Post.

They say across the country, in a movement that belies their staid image, librarians are rising up in anger and rallying against a law the Justice Department calls one of its most important new tools to help catch terrorists before they strike.

\”This law is dangerous,\” said Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the ALA\’s Washington office. \”I read murder mysteries — does that make me a murderer? I read spy stories — does that mean I\’m a spy? There\’s no clear link between a person\’s intellectual pursuits and their actions.\”