Sunday, October 01, 2006

Laura's Favorites

At, Laura Bush lists the five books that most inspired her to promote literacy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't tell the SRRT folks. Some of them are still in a tizzy about Laura Bush's appearance at the last ALA conference. Get a load of this nonsense:

From Mark Rosenzweig:

"The Library of Congress has now joined the "Let Laura Use Libraries" bandwagon in a big way: it is organizing a fraudulent ,Bush-friendly "National Book Festival" presided over by the President's wife, a festival featuring only books which are uncritical of anything remotely Bush-related.

This is a sad day for library ethics. The Library of Congress under the appallingly political James Billington has once again politicized our professional public persona. And ALA set the sails in this direction. Shame on us!

Can't you see. my colleagues, how the Laura Bush Show is being consciously and cynically used by Karl Rove et al. to affect people's attitudes towards the Repuiblican Party and the Administration in the immediate run-up to the elections? And we are complicit in it. Billington, Kniffel and AL with fulsome praise of LB, Fialkoff with her "First Librarian" nonsense, ALA's Washington Office, the PR flacks of the Association.

Now you have it, a "National Book Festival" , described below , which is blatabtly biased and censorious. How much more evidence do you want that LB is no real friend of librarianship or of literacy or of books?"

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