Sunday, March 15, 2009

The ALA was FOR CPSIA Before They Were Against It

The Common Room: The ALA was FOR CPSIA Before They Were Against It

Click on the link above and read it and its many linked sources. As the first comment says:

"Wow. That would make the ALA the biggest supporters of censorship in American history.

"And possibly the biggest hypocrites, too."

I had already praised the ALA in "ALA Uses Common Sense on CPSIA Child Safety Issue; Congratulations to Emily Sheketoff and the ALA Washington Office." Now it looks as if that praise may have been at least partially unwarranted.

NOTE ADDED 13 May 2011:

Good news:  "Good News for Libraries, Bad News for Publishers in Proposed CPSIA Amendment," by Karen Raugust, Publishers Weekly, 13 May 2011.
A proposed bill that would amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 is giving hope to many of the industries affected by the Act, including children’s libraries and used booksellers. “It solves our problem,” says Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s Washington Office.

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