Lei Jin passed along
This LATimes Story [FREE REGISTRATION REQUIRED, and 2 PopUp ads per page] that takes a nice look at what we\'re [Librarians] are up to these days.
They look back at the Pat Schroeder incident, and they say we are enjoying a higher profile than ever before. Though, they say we have long enjoyed an all-American reputation, and that innocent image is now taking a hit as opponents label them everything from pornographers to pirates.
\"If we are going to provide these funds, how will they be used?\" asked Rep. Charles W. \"Chip\" Pickering Jr. (R-Miss.), one of the chief sponsors of the Internet filtering bill that libraries blocked. \"Will they be used to promote a radical, extremist social agenda? Libraries are like Mom and apple pie. Why would they want to squander their goodwill and good reputations to get involved in issues like child pornography?\"