The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an informative article on Jo Ann Pinder’s firing.
Category: People In Focus
Jo Ann Pinder, a completely mainstream librarian and longtime head of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, library system, was recently fired from her job by the library board, with no explanation given, after a local conservative organization set up a website that aimed to “harmonize [their] library system with the conservative values of Gwinnett County families.” … Read more Conservative campaign forces Georgia librarian from post
We generally have a pretty good idea of the type of person who becomes a librarian and the values that we share. I am wondering, just wondering, what kind of person enters the leadership circle of the world of information destruction. What values and traits lead a person into that particular profession? I’m not going … Read more The Information Destruction Leadership Circle
Another person in focus, this time because I’m trying to get his telegenic mug out of my brain. An hour or so ago I walked out of a TV presentation from the College of DuPage (in their “Soaring to Excellence” series) that our head of reference asked us to watch on the idea that it … Read more Rick Anderson
In the tradition of Library Juice’s Home Pages of the Week, I will occasionally feature librarians, scholars, and activists whom I find deserving of attention. Naomi S. Baron is Director of the TESOL program at American University and a scholar who researches the influence of electronic communication on language and literacy as the carrier of … Read more Naomi Baron