We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Us

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Winter 2-17-2014


Ida Jane Dacus Library


Sometimes, we librarians are our own worst enemies. That’s not altogether unusual in any profession, but we librarians often make things harder than they need to be. We are in difficult times as a profession. Had it not been for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, we might already be dead, a fact that I know gives many colleagues heartburn as the name “Bush” or the idea of Republicans helping sits unwell on most librarians’ stomachs. And therein hangs the tale of shooting ourselves, first in the foot, and then in the head. But I’ll come back to this particular point later.

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Against the Grain


Vol. 25