Millennium For All Alternative Report on Public Library Security
Samson, John K.
Selman, Brianne, Joe Curnow, Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land, Sarah Cooper, John K. Samson, and Andrew Kohan. 2019. “Millennium for All Alternative Report on Public Library Security.” LIS Scholarship Archive. September 9. doi:10.31229/osf.io/vfu6h.
In response to the airport-style security measures implemented at the downtown Millennium Branch of the Winnipeg Public Library, concerned library users, academics, and library workers came together to prepare a report assessing the negative impact of the measures as well as to explore alternatives. Focusing on how securitization disproportionately affects already marginalized communities and is part of a larger trend of social exclusion in Winnipeg's public spaces, the report also covers existing community-led alternatives in Canadian libraries.