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Breaking the Rules

Magazine article Information Today

Breaking the Rules

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If someone is known as a rulebreaker, we need to understand the context of the epithet before we pass judgment. There are rule-breakers who fight for justice (Lois Lane's journalistic instincts always come first, no matter the consequences), and there are rule-breakers who commit crimes because they think they're above the law (Lex Luthor pursues Superman so doggedly, he doesn't care who gets hurt). This issue is full of rule-breakers of both types.

In "What Trends May Come in 2017," three info pros go beyond the typical rules of what a library should be when making predictions for next year. Justin Hoenke wants libraries to focus on the political process to be better equipped to serve their patrons. Leigh Watson Healy emphasizes the importance of thinking about data in new ways. Jason Griffey sees stopping the consolidation of power in a few major online networks as paramount for library growth. …

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