Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Librarian's brush with FBI shapes her view of the USA Patriot Act

USA Today has published this story by Joan Airoldi, Director of the library district in Whatcom County, Washington. Riveting stuff!

It was a moment that librarians had been dreading.

On June 8, 2004, an FBI agent stopped at the Deming branch of the Whatcom County Library System in northwest Washington and requested a list of the people who had borrowed a biography of Osama bin Laden.

We said no.