Macon County Public Library considers changing complaint policy after LGBTQ display
FRANKLIN, N.C. (WLOS) — After an LGBTQ display at the Macon County Public Library last summer sparked controversy in the community, officials are looking for a better way to handle complaints.
There’s a proposed library policy change designed to foster productive conversations with the community moving forward.
The changes under consideration call for the person making the complaint to be from the community and have a library card for the Macon County library system. The change is meant to apply to complaints like the one last summer about an LGBTQ book display during Pride Month.
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
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