1996-07-21 - Re: Filtering out Queers is OK

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From: David Sternlight <david@sternlight.com>
To: “Robert A. Hayden” <hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-07-21 19:56:45 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 03:56:45 +0800

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From: David Sternlight <david@sternlight.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 03:56:45 +0800
To: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@krypton.mankato.msus.edu>
Subject: Re: Filtering out Queers is OK
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At 10:24 AM -0700 7/21/96, Robert A. Hayden wrote:

>The purpose of a librarian is to aid patrons in locating
>materials and to maintain the order of the library.  The Library Bill of
>Rights (which, of course, legally means nothing) guarantees access to any
>materials by any patron.  If little eight year old Johnny Doe comes and
>asks for _The Joy of Gay Sex_, a librarian is supposed to do nothing more
>that point Johnny to the "J" section.

Not in the cities I'm familiar with. And so to do would be wrong, in my
view. In fact, library children's programs do a LOT more than simply aiding
patrons in locating materials and maintaining the order of the library, so
your contention is false on its face.