Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thanks, that's what I wanted to say.

Rory Litwin over at Library Juice says pretty much what I wanted to say about the "Standardized Chapel Library Project." I think it's very easy for the "average" person to dismiss the rights of prisoners - until you have someone close to you remanded to jail, or end up there yourself. In any event, it's not that I mean to downplay issues of security - certainly such concerns are valid on some levels - but I think we need to be damn careful how we go about limiting a person's reading selection (and especially religious reading selection).

In other news, I have been hard at work on my Family Geocaching Clinic program. I think I am done with the slide show, and now I am tossing together a webpage as kind of a catch-all place for geocaching information. That way, anyone who didn't attend the program but wanted to can get the gist of what went on (as well as anyone else who is interested). I have spent about triple the amount of time I needed to on this whole thing; I just keep telling myself that perhaps someone, somewhere, will find it interesting and useful. Plus, it keeps me out of jail, where I might not be able to read my favorite religious literature.


Vampire Librarian said...

Hey CL,

What's going on with Library Links? The scroll box is there but no content, same on your site. Temporary glitch?

Vampire Librarian said...

Nevermind, everything's back.

french panic said...

Thanks for this post - that article has been driving me insane since I read it and Rory's remarks helped to quell the fury that's been raging in my head since then. It's a mild comfort to know that you, Rory and other information folk are also freaked out by such a ridiculous policy.