Monday, August 15, 2005

It's Not Just Federal Funding at Risk Any Longer: It's Your Job!

Noted: the major uproar over the recent incident in which the Valparaiso (Florida) Community Library Director, Sue Martin, has been suspended for allowing a registered sex offender and three juveniles to view pornography on her library's public access computers.

While the Childrens Internet Protection Act hasn't yet required that staff be dismissed for such digressions, local authorities may apparently do so at their whim.

The city attorney's office says she has been suspended with pay and will receive a hearing within 60 days.

So, too, are all of the library patrons being punished: WTEV reports that "Hard drives have been removed from the computers and the public isn't allowed to use them until further notice."