I know Jamie LaRue and have respected him for years now. On Monday he posted his response to a recent book challenge in his library district. Here’s the intro:
Recently, a library patron challenged (urged a reconsideration of the ownership or placement of) a book called "Uncle Bobby’s Wedding." Honestly, I hadn’t even heard of it until that complaint. But I did read the book, and responded to the patron, who challenged the item through email and requested that I respond online (not via snail-mail) about her concerns.
I suspect the book will get a lot of challenges in 2008-2009. So I offer my response, purging the patron’s name, for other librarians.
The rest of the post is his response and I’m officially declaring it required reading for everyone reading this blog. So please take five minutes and read his post titled Uncle Bobby’s Wedding.