What's interesting today

The New York Times Opinion Pages: Stop the Great Firewall of America
This is why you should care about two bills in Congress right now, SOPA and PROTECT-IP. The third paragraph sums it up nicely. Once you’ve read this please visit the EFF and write to your reps in Congress.

American Libraries: On My Mind: An unplugged space
This is an interesting column that proposes that libraries create “Walden zones,” a communication-free area where people can disconnect from their gadgets.

Radical Reference: Alternative Guide to Dallas
The librarians of the North Texas Radical Reference Collective put together a cool map of cool places to go in Dallas during the Midwinter meeting, including vegan restaurants and other neat places to check out.