Sunday, February 22, 2009

Playboy for Children Says Gina Millsap, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Executive Director

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library's executive director Gina Millsap has recommended children have unimpeded access to Playboy magazine. She is also the President-Elect of the American Library Association's [ALA] Library Leadership & Management Ass'n [LLAMA].

"I respectfully submit that I believe that the Board of Trustees should affirm its current Library Materials Selection, Circulation and User Confidentiality policies with two changes. 1. Lift the restriction on R-rated films in the Circulation policy. 2. Discontinue the practice of putting certain magazines behind the service desk, including Playboy. That will ensure that we are consistent in the way we provide access to all library materials and ensure user confidentiality."

Source: "Letter From Gina Millsap, Executive Director; To Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Board of Trustees; Dated February 13, 2009; Re: Expression of Concern from Mrs. Kim Borchers," by Gina Millsap, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 13 February 2009, 4 pp, emphasis added.

Need I say more? This reminds me of the ALA's de facto leader saying, "Parents who would tell their children not to read Playboy 'don't really care about their kids growing up and learning to think and explore.'" And why is the ALA still considered authoritative?

As president of the ALA's LLAMA, will Gina Millsap recommend the same for libraries nationwide? Playboy for children—what a fine example for a LLAMA president to set.

As Gina Millsap said in her letter, emphasis in original, "What if the national media focuses on the issue? There is also our reputation to consider." Fine job, Gina Millsap, recommending children have access to Playboy and R-rated flicks despite the interests of the local community whom you obviously do not serve. This as a reaction to the subsequently successful effort to restrict children without parental consent from accessing "The Joy of Gay Sex" and three similar books. I'm certain your recommendation will help your community's national reputation.


Gina Millsap is now running for ALA President!  Playboy for all children in the whole country!

SafeLibraries says vote for Barbara K. Stripling.


Gina Millsap is now teaching her technique for ensuring children retain access to Playboy to the PLA 2012, a convention for the ALA's Public Library Association.  Can there be any doubt if she becomes ALA President what she will promote?  Look how it is worded, "recent library board attempts to limit access to library materials by age in Topeka."  Look at the title, "When Trustees ... Collide!"

Intellectual Freedom Update 2012: When Trustees and Meeting Rooms Collide!
Friday, March 16, 20122:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room: 115-C
Join Gina Millsap, Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library Executive Director; Kathy Middleton, Contra Costa County Public Library Senior Community Library Manager; and Kent Oliver, Freedom to Read Foundation President for a spirited intellectual freedom discussion. This program will focus on recent library board attempts to limit access to library materials by age in Topeka and the public meeting room policies challenged by the Faith Ministries Church in Contra Costa County.

Subject Track or Type of Session
Speaker : Kathy Middleton, Senior Community Library Manager, Contra Costa County Library
Speaker : Gina Millsap, Chief Executive Officer, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Program Organizer and Speaker : Kent Oliver, Executive Director, Stark County District Library

Reminder about what the US Supreme Court said in a case the ALA lost big:
"The interest in protecting young library users from material inappropriate for minors is legitimate, and even compelling, as all Members of the Court appear to agree."
Apparently Gina Millsap knows better than the unanimous US Supreme Court on that issue, and better than the citizens and even the library board of trustees of Topeka.

I'm an not being sensational.  I am merely reporting on and republishing what she is doing at PLA 2012.  She is the one, not me, who is reaching over the heads of the community and the library board of trustees to bring the ACLU/ALA policy into Topeka.

And in attachments being handed out at her lecture, indoctrination training is being given on how to get librarians to ignore their own innate sense of right and wrong.  It is a propaganda technique, the name of which escapes me at the moment.  Contact her.  Ask for the handouts.  See for yourselves.

Imagine if she becomes ALA President.  She'll know better than the entire nation!  Already the ALA forces its way on a third of the nation's libraries in a manner that harms children, says the author of the Children's Internet Protection Act.  Gina Millsap will just pile on.

Remember, if librarians survive the indoctrination, please report to me what happened, and join those librarians willing to work together to stop this very kind of child-unfriendly behavior.


The ALA avoids near disaster by electing a president who has NOT publicly supported Playboy magazine and R-rated movies for children in public libraries.  Hooray!!



  1. Dr. Judith A. Reisman adds:

    "I recommend these two Playboy files, one of Images of Children, Crime & Violence in Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler, 1989, US Dpt of Justice, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Grant No. 84-JN-AX-K007, The Playboy Franken issue, Playboy's deliberate seduction of children in the UK and send to anyone recommending Playboy."

  2. Gina Millsap obviously does not understand that "stocking the Playboy items was part of a wider sexualisation of children and represented the continuing loss of youngsters' innocence. It was all part of a warped 'bombardment' of children's lives with adult sexuality which could lead to mental problems in the young...." See "WH Smith Ditches Playboy Stationary as Watchdog Slams High Street for Putting Porn in the Playground," by Daily Mail Reporter, The Daily Mail, 10 February 2009.

    So while entire businesses are getting rid of promoting Playboy to children, Gina Millsap is recommending making it available to children in her community, and she's worried about Kansas's national reputation.

  3. I think the following is relevant as it discusses some of the same misleading arguments as those made by Gina Millsap and the trustees who sided with her. So please see the following:

    "Library Porn Challenge," by Annoyed Librarian, 5 March 2005.

  4. Look, a politician is claiming the Mayor's selection of the library board members who voted to keep various books from children without parental permission will bring national shame to Topeka, KS.

    "Preisner said in a news release Monday that Bunten's appointments have injected politics into the library and perpetuate a negative image of Topeka."

    Okay. So Gina Millsap wanting to give children access to Playboy magazine apparently is not embarrassing but following common sense and the law to protect children from harm is. You've gotta' love Preisner and other people who think Kansans are a national disgrace for looking after children.

    As a comment on Raubin and Megan's blog says, "It has become obvious Jeff Preisner (Captain Oblivious) does not have the interests of his constituency in mind." Ya' think?


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