Earlier today I read over at Gawker that a librarian in Michigan was fired for writing a book about the patrons at her library. This really sucks ass.
The book is called Library Diaries and mention of it comes at a fortuitous time since I was just thinking about writing a post about the books that have been released within the last year or so about what it’s like to work in a public library.
First there’s Scott Douglass’ enlightening Quiet Please, Scott writes an excellent blog called Dispatches From a Public Librarian over at McSweeney’s. Then there is Don Borchert’s entertaining book, Free for All.
Also worth mentioning again is James Turner’s fantastic Rex Libris, and Joel J. Rane’s nicely produced Scream at the Librarian. Hey to both James and Joel… It’s always reassuring to know that I’m not alone in my plight. Be well guys!