Marathons can really exhaust a person, even if you are just watching. That’s what I learned today.
Also, for you library folks, only watch this if you really want to be pissed off. I mean I know *I* have always tried to make libraries a safe haven for criminals, but I am glad everyone else has been too.
I think the ALA response in this video is, to be frank, cowardly bullshit. Way to go, Madam Intellectual Freedom! Never have I been so proud to NOT be an ALA member. I am sure it was also edited poorly, but what a completely lost opportunity to discuss intellectual freedom, and what an utter backstabbing move by ALA to not defend its libraries. I have now worked or volunteered for just under ten publicly funded libraries, and ALA’s archives, and I have never ever seen any ALA publication which advocates calling the police into the library for people looking at porn. I don’t know ANY library which holds that as a rule. I would try and find something ON ALA’s website about this, but all the links are broken at the moment.
Of course I am also angry at the retarded reporting in this story, but once again it is ALA that has let me down the most.