Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Save the Children

A big question. The biggest. What should my first post on this illustrious blog (I really do mean that) be about?

My love of Castle, Nathan Fillion fans unite!...no

My awesome cats...my Publicist has got that covered

My love of ellipses...texting has rotted my brain (at least it's not like)

My job...the wacky world of librarianship can be very controversial...DING!

Today, I faced the age old dilemma of a public librarian. Or at least a public librarian in a predominantly conservative part of town. The dilemma: what can I promote and display in the Teen section that won't make the hyper-sensitive moms angry?

Now before I get to my opinion, you need a little background. I have 3 brothers who are all at least 6 years older than me. At the age of 12, I was watching and reading things an 18 year old boy finds interesting. I will not elaborate as most of you need no explanation. This input has not, however, made me an over-sexed serial killer. There are no dead bodies in my closet (that I put there). I consider myself a healthy well adjusted individual.

From my background, you can see how overprotective moms can be quite frustrating. Get ready for library power! My job is to provide information not to limit it. Information is never the problem, it's what you do with it. And besides, if these moms really knew what their kids were actually into then they might just start crying. Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be the least of their problems.

Today, I chose the easy way out. I'm not going to do the display. They win this time, but this is only a battle not the war. I will get V for Vendetta in their grubby little hands if it kills me.

I hope this entry suffices as an acceptable beginning. It has actually been quite fun.

Librarian Out

3 comments:

Maria said...

OMG! You love Castle and Nathan Fillion, too? I knew I liked you for a reason.

Sean Tevis said...

A display for quickly approaching 5th of November, Guy Fawkes Day, might be a perfect opportunity to casually slip in "V for Vendetta". I like your style.

The Jackalope News said...

Very refreshing to read this post. There is hope, afterall!