Questions for Tuesday, Jan. 15

What did you think of Sally Tisdale’s article? Should libraries be places where silence is enforced? Should they have more books and fewer electronic resources?

Think about the last time you visited a public library. Was it a place conducive to study and learning? Was it loud? Did you enjoy being there?

Is Barnes and Nobles more like a traditional library than most libraries are? What makes bookstores better than libraries (or less than libraries)?

Was there anything surprising to you about the Library Bill of Rights? What did you think of the librarians who went to court to fight against the gag order imposed on them by an FBI National Security Letter? Do you think the librarians were overreacting?