Thursday, December 21, 2006

You're Outta Here

Banned Books Week, September 16-23, 2006
We are in the midst of senseless acts of censorship upon our ever-changing libraries in our schools and communities. The act of stealing or ripping pages out of books enrages the next library user as they scan the shelves for a good read, or next reading assignment. There is no use for policy on this troubled mind. Policy will simply not work. I recommend an outright declaration of war on censoring material by having a guard on each book. This may mean RFID tags on certain collections or on a trial collection. It may mean having the joint collection with other libraries tagged. Whatever the policy, it doesn't make the difference that a live sentry can make, meaning yes, BIG BROTHER.