A news source to which I subscribe served up an item from Washington that may affect your Library. A House bill was introduced last week (H.R. 5319) that would require schools and libraries to block access to a broad category of social-networking sites. Given the exponential growth MySpace and Facebook and the spike of concern from police, parents, and elected officials due to high profile incidents linked to them ( to say nothing of the spawning of an MSNBC series,) we thought we would solicit your thoughts on the phenomenon. Opinions among Curtis staff vary. We know what we think. We’d like to hear from you. Should the Library block the sites? To express an opinion, click the "comments" hyperlink below.
Here's how the discussion went at another library.
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