Re: Sports Illustrated policy William Walsh 07 Mar 2007 17:44 UTC

I'd be surprised if many taxpayers in Georgia were appalled that their money didn't fund a library's receipt of pictures of Beyonce in a bikini.

Time handled this poorly, but the situation hardly seems scandalous.



William Walsh
Head, Acquisitions Department
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.651.2149
Fax: 404.651.2148

>>> On 3/7/2007 at 12:12 PM, Melissa Farley <mfarley@WESTGA.EDU> wrote:
> It doesn't really matter whether it's a public library or not.
> Individual libraries, whether public or private, can make the decision
> for themselves whether to display the issue, as can doctor's offices and
> other public institutions.  It is never appropriate for the publisher to
> make that decision for all of any group.  It is more appropriate for
> them to have an opt-in list for such action.
> As I implied before, it is even more scandal-worthy and appalling when
> taxpayer's money is involved.
> -Melissa Farley