National Library Week: We Protect Your Rights

It’s National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. This year we want to highlight some of the ways Brookens Library shines for our students, faculty, staff as the Springfield community.

When people think of the library they think of books, but we are so much more…

We Protect Your Rights:

Freedom of information is fundamental to the American way of life, and free and full access sets us apart from many countries. Libraries and librarians are committed to preserving both the freedom to read in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Protecting user privacy and confidentiality is another integral part of the mission of libraries.

At Brookens, we fulfill this by…

Protecting patron information such as contact information and materials the patron has checked out

Opening our doors to the public

Not filtering the internet on our computers

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