Trust a Librarian? Who, me?
After yet another season of school boards banning books most of them have never bothered to read for themselves (except, oddly enough, for all the naughty bits), Don Flood’s commentary in the Cape Gazette provides a thoughtful response, exemplifying the professional respect librarians (and educators) deserve:
Perhaps I’m going out on a limb here, but it is my belief that librarians don’t choose their career out of a desire to destroy the minds and corrupt the values of our nation’s youth. They become librarians because of a deep, passionate interest in reading and education, a desire to help students develop into intelligent adults who think for themselves.
Read the rest here: Districts Should Take Advantage of Librarian’s Expertise