I've been watching with amusement the many e-list postings about the "controversial" trilogy, 50 Shades of Gray - does this fall within the library's collection development plan? where do we shelve it? it's (*gasp*) NSFW! etc.. However, as a reader of both adult and young adult books, another thought came to me: what do we… Continue reading Between 50 Million Shades of Gray
I'm sure everyone's been reading about the recent plagiarism issue over on Story Siren (thanks to Liz Burns for the great round-up). My friend Chuck talks about the "kitchen sinking" that often happens when something like this occurs. It's beyond the question of citation, though. There's the question of consequences. When I was at Hamilton… Continue reading Nothing new under the sun
Last night I was talking with a librarian friend who was bemoaning the conduct of the Chair of her ALA-division committee. This person was acting in an unprofessional manner, making comments about the committee's work and future that probably shouldn't have been made. Part of the problem is that she's been paid - often -… Continue reading Who am I, anyway?