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I heard this on two different stations this evening as I was flipping through 
stations----the first was Fox News; the second was a local station. Apparently this 
is "old news" since it began in March but the national "bits" are being distributed 
now for the general public to hear about, I'm guessing.

Here are some of the blogs and online sites that talk about the issue:

And here is the librarian's webpage at OSU:

While there seem to be more blogs on the issue than "main-stream news"....I'm also 
inclined to believe that this (of course) is the wave of the future---when we are 
all reporters, providing information that may not be shared by our common news 
providers.  And while I am also critically evaluating WHO is presenting the 
information, I am also concerned of the impact that this lawsuit might have on not 
only university libraries, but also on librarians at all levels. Will we (at the 
high school level) soon be reprimanded (or worse) for making suggestions on 
alternative titles for classes?  I'm in a private school where we read a WIDE 
variety of controversial materials, but this story makes me wonder what might 
happen if someone disagrees with an alternative title I might recommend (regardless 
of the type, issue, subject, etc.).  Can a balanced collection (or a choice) be 
offered by a librarian if this lawsuit moves forward and the effect trickles down 
to the school library level?

Just wondering, watching, reading, and checking.....let me know if anyone finds out 
something new or if you're near Mansfield, Ohio (OSU) and have more information 
than the rest of us are hearing.


Shonda Brisco, MLIS
US / Technology Librarian
4200 Country Day Lane
Fort Worth Country Day School
Fort Worth, TX
817.732.7718 ext. 339

"We can't wait for somebody outside of ourselves to rescue us, because nobody is 
coming to the rescue..." 
 ~ Ross Todd, Professor
School of Communications, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University

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