by Charlie Smith @ straight.com
A pioneering activist and former Vancouver Public Library staff member has died.
Brian Campbell passed away shortly after Christmas from lung cancer after spending his adult life trying to improve the lives of average people around the world.
When he retired in 2006 as the Vancouver Public Library’s director of systems and special projects, Campbell had distinguished himself as an outspoken advocate for freedom of information and expanding Internet access. He also advocated for the VPL engaging in an evidence-based public education program about drug addiction.
In 2015, the Canadian Library Association awarded Campbell with its Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award. Continue reading