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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 10:29.
Today's PD includes an editorial opposed to Library Director Ken Warren's decision to monitor computer use at Lakewood Public Library.
I know and respect the author of the editorial for his civic engagement. I applaud him for discussing what seems like a cut-and-dry violation our constitutional rights, but let's look harder at all of our library systems to determine the best way to protect all of our civil liberties in the process of establishing library STANDARDS for ALL.
We as a civil society need statewide library STANDARDS. Inconsistent standards create loopholes, and we, Americans, all know how loopholes erode democratic society. Standards do not erode democratic society. John Moss looks at Lakewood Library and faults them for their one standard, and yet, the other library systems held up as examples of unfettered access, have their own restrictive standards/policies, not necessarily made known to the public.
Dig deeper, John--perhaps, you can help to set statewide standards that make Ohio libraries the standard bearer for libraries throughout the country.
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