Another Example of Why Librarians Rule

Friday, August 1, 2008
If, like me, you're a big fan of libraries and librarians, check out this post.

I found it through SkepChick, but it turns out Mr. LaRue works in my very own library system.

We're lucky to have him. Thanks, Mr. LaRue - keep fighting the good fight. And remember - librarians rule!

5 comments:

Chris said...

Wow, what a fantastic, intelligent and open minded response to an obvious bigot. I applaud this man for having the patience to deal with it in such a manner. I would have immediately lost my cool and called the guy our for what he is-an ignorant homophobe.

Shawn Powers said...

What I find encouraging is that the librarian was actually trying to explain his thought process in a way that lacked any sarcasm, and honestly lacked much in the way of his own personal views (except where it appropriately showed he didn't agree with all the books in the library).

Most of the people I converse with on a daily basis, in real life, are of the exact same mindset as the patron. They're passionate. Their passion may be misguided, but I think it's largely due to ignorance, which can be helped.

Please, conservative right-wing people of the Earth: You do NOT want the government deciding what is good and what is bad. You want the government to give you the freedom to decide for yourself. Here's the deal, most people don't agree with your views, and we have a representative style government!

Please, please choose freedom. Thank you, that is all. :D

Matt Warnock said...

Libraries should be places for freedom of speach, thought and ideas. I love that libraries don't censor. Jamie's argument was very well though out and well reasoned.

As a pseudo-librarian (part time circ-clerk) its nice to see that people aren't just able to bully something away as they might otherwise do in other outlets (TV, radio).

Janiece Murphy said...

That's my librarian, people.

*beams with pride*

Jeri said...

What a wonderful letter - and a great perspective on anti-book banning. Thanks for sharing your librarian with us, Janiece. :)