"Maybe I’m a romantic, but I do think of librarians as inherently radical. There’s something political about access to information. And it has been throughout history. Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” If you can absorb information yourself and make your own decisions, that’s a freedom. And for so many times in history, being able to read and access information has been part of it, especially in my case, with African-Americans."
Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom
Check out this interview with our Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, in the New York Times.