A public teen librarian in Maryland described harassment at the library, online, and in the media.“A person spray-painted ‘GR[**]MER’ on two of our buildings, and a woman came to a program and loudly talked about ‘those people’ and called an LGBTQ+ display ‘disgusting,’” the librarian wrote. “I was also harassed by Dan Kleinman of Safe Libraries for being a groomer based on my work with the Rainbow Book List. My social justice camps were featured on Fox News web.”
Naturally, what School Library Journal has reported about me is false. It may amount to defamation. I might write to have a correction submitted based on the following.
I looked up "The 2023 Rainbow Book List" to find, "Members of the 2023 Rainbow Book List are: ... Isaiah West, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (MD)...," where Isaiah West, pictured at right, was the only member from Maryland, as indicated in the School Library Journal hit piece. I do not recall ever hearing that name or seeing that face before. Searches on my social media provide zero results (until now, I suppose).
#PGCMLS staff, led by teen services specialist Isaiah West, were honored to curate the special #BlackLivesMatter edition of Voices of Youth Advocates Magazine. Explore the issue here: https://t.co/8asAYH36bj #Antiracism @UrbanLibCouncil @CEXAlsobrooks @PGCCouncilMedia pic.twitter.com/RT8QFQoazm— Prince George's County Memorial Library System (@PGCMLS) May 3, 2021
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