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>  I decided that it would be a good idea to check the news sites, so I went to 
>,,,, and and searched "Scott 
>Savage."  None of these had this story.  One of them (sorry, by now I can't 
>remember which was what) found several citations from WorldNet Daily.  I'm not 
>familiar with that one.

I've been following this story for the past few days. WorldNetDaily is 
an Internet-only news site run by veteran journalists. Here's the latest:

For those who don't have time to read the whole story, here's a brief 
summary. The reference librarian, Mr. Savage, was one member of a 
committee tasked with putting together a reading list. When he noticed 
that most of the titles under consideration were of a left-leaning 
nature, he suggested some from the other side of the spectrum. Three 
professors took offense, got the faculty senate to vote to condemn Mr. 
Savage, then found out they couldn't do that. The three filed official 
sexual harassment charges, which apparently have now been dropped. Mr. 
Savage has not yet filed a lawsuit, but is considering doing so.

What is interesting about this whole thing is that Mr. Savage is a 
member of a religious group that is akin to the Old Order Amish, in that 
they avoid most modern "conveniences" (he uses a horse and buggy for 
transportation). Perhaps this whole incident will help to change the 
view people have of librarians! We may be quiet, but we can be strong.

David Lininger, kb0zke,
MS/HS librarian
Hickory County R-1 Schools
Urbana, MO 65767
tss003 at tnp dot more dot net

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