There is no place for censorship in the library. Working in a diverse community as I do, it is exciting to develop collections for a variety of people and also challenging when part of that diverse group can be vocal about their strong belief in censorship. Still, with professionalism and the ALA's Intellectual Freedom Statement in hand, I will fight the battle of censorship in the public library.
Parea: (Gr.) A Parea in Greek culture is a group of friends who regularly gather together to share their experiences about life, their philosophies, values and ideas. The Parea is really a venue for the growth of the human spirit, the development of friendships and the exploration of ideas to enrich our quality of life that is all too brief in time. In Greece, the Parea is a long-lasting circle and cycle of life nourished by the people who participate.