Saturday, August 16, 2008

The "Stupidest Librarian 2008" Award Goes To...

So let me get this straight: you write a book showing contempt for your patrons, self-publish it ($18 for a 153 page story?), use a pen name that is traceable back to your identity, include a picture of the library you are mocking on the cover, ask the local newspaper for a review, and then you are shocked when this gets back to your bosses in your small town and you are fired? Really? No, seriously?

Sally Stern-Hamilton has a lot of problems aside from losing her job--possibly being unsuited for public work, a severe lack of judgement, not understanding that along with a right to free speech comes responsibility for your words--but I admire a bit that she managed to torpedo her life so thoroughly while denying that even subconsciously that was what she wanted to do.

BTW, that link above goes to Annoyed Librarian's comments where someone violated copyright and posted the whole story, as the newspaper website wants you register to see stories older than 7 days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Everybody needs to check out this TV interview made by the author of "The Library Diaries." all I have to say...Just WOW!