Progressive Librarian Issue no.31, Summer 2008

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Cultivating a Culture of Freedom of Expression in the Library Workplace
by Toni Samek, page 3

ARTICLES

Workplace Speech in Libraries
by Kathleen de la Pena McCook, page 7

Reading and Culture: the Challenge of Progressive Era Beliefs in the Postmodern World
by Jenny Bossaller and Doug Raber, page 18

Library Science in Mexico: a Discipline in Crisis
by Angel Castillo and Carlos Martinez, page 30

Jamming in the Stacks: Music as a Progressive Librarian Ideal
by Scott J. Simon, page 38

BRAVERMAN PRIZE ESSAY

Just Throw it All Away! (and other thoughts I have had that may bar me from a career in archiving)
by Miriam Rigby, page 47

DOCUMENTS

On the Misrepresentation & Misunderstanding of Library Archives and Special Collections in the case of the National Review's "Investigation" of Documents Housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago - August 2008
page 53

PLG Statement on WiFi in Libraries & the Precautionary Principle
page 56

Fact Sheet 2008 - Library Workers: Facts & Figures
Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, page 59

Fact Sheet 2008 - Professional Women: Vital Statistics
Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, page 67

The Union Difference for Library Workers, Salary Survey 2006
by ALA-APA & DPE, AFL-CIO, page 75

BOOK REVIEWS

College Libraries and the Teaching/Learning Process: Selections from the Writings of Evan Ira Farber, edited by David Gansz. Richmond: Earlham College Press, 2007
Reviewed by Eileen H. Kramer, page 104

Mrs. Magavero: A History Based on the Career of an Academic Librarian, by Jane Brodsky Fitzpatrick
Reviewed by Cody Hennesy, page 106

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS, page 108