In today’s Daily Herald (FRONT PAGE) the headline reads Tag Coulter Book as You Wish? A library patron complained that Ann Coulter books in the catalog were tagged “hate speech”.
I found this very interesting. The library has defended the rights of patrons to tag books the way they want. Moreover, the ALA has no policy in terms of tagging.
I think this article is interesting for many reasons. First, censorship of tagging. Secondly, policy implications. Third, how cool is it that libraries are making the front cover of major papers!