Speaking of local libraries — as we often do — we had heard about this happening next door with the Brand, but didn’t believe it. Turns out it’s true.
Any library administration that thinks it’s OK to have a ridiculously high limit of 100 allowable items for checkout is insane. Especially media items. They obviously neither respect the integrity of their Collection nor the concerns of those other patrons who might want to go into their local library and find what they’re looking for.
If you’re letting people grab 100 CDs at a time then there’s an excellent chance that many of your items won’t be there for others. That’s why libraries always had reasonable circulation limits. That and the fact that the more items you let out, the more you have out there to get lost.
Do these people have a suicide pact with the public? We’ve known for years that these local libraries stopped caring for their Collection quite some time ago. So what then do they care about?
What with her first official utterance our new Burbank librarian sounds like she’s much the same type. Scott’s new hire immediately denigrated the idea that libraries are primarily for books and materials.
What did she immediately start getting really excited about during her first interview with the PR people?
A new building.
Do people actually get anything done here? Like something real?