we don’t need you.
This post breaks my heart. It also makes me want to yell at the librarians that Brent mentioned. Not only are they bad people, they are bad librarians, unethical, piece of sh*t librarians who need to find a different profession immediately, preferably nowhere near books or children. A brief summary: Brent is a gay teen…
I need an idiot’s guide to ALA
Not only do librarians have to have a master’s degree from an accredited university, we also subscribe to a Code of Ethics, a Freedom to Read Act, and almost every division of librarianship (from Youth Services to Young Adult to Reference Librarians) has competencies that they are expected to meet. Further, we have five laws*…
today in stupid.
Nah, kids don’t need to look up words. Especially in SCHOOL of all places. Their vocabularies are perfectly cromulent as they are. So shine on, you crazy school in LA, and keep those dictionaries away from kids. They should be using a more hands-on approach to learning about oral sex, anyway. UGH. And for the…
i want to be the frank zappa of librarians.
This list is interesting, if flawed, but what I really enjoyed reading was Tony Buchsbaum’s hijacking of the thread to talk about rating books, censorship, and everyone’s favorite topic, thinking of the children. I’m going to shoot my mouth off here and say that I don’t believe that people use ratings. I think they either…
do you understand me now?
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” -Robert Browning, from “Andrea del Sarto” That is one of the most famous lines in all of literature, but what does it mean? To me, it means that you should always strive for more than you can accomplish at a given…
“We Dont Have A Policy Of Censorship, but…”
Yeah, we don’t have a POLICY, but we sure will go ahead and do it when we feel like it.
High Standards?: When Books Are Intentionally Shelved Beyond Young Readers Reach
You don’t want to be the librarians that SLJ (School Library Journal) describes in this blog post. You’d also do well do subscribe to SLJ’s censorship news feed, to make sure you never see yourself in its pages.