I just published an angry comment from an anonymous person in response to the original "Tough Love" post that does not represent my own feelings about the library board. The comment comes close to crossing the fine line between a constructive criticism and an attack. I posted the comment because I believe so strongly in intellectual freedom and because I want the dialogue here to be an honest representation of the situation. I have not and will not falsify comments and it is my intent to post everything that comes in. I have only removed names to preserve anonymity.
This experience led me today to the website for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) where their Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom is posted and the Library Bill of Rights at the American Library Association (ALA) site. You may want to click on these links to see how strongly libraries feel about the issue. Libraries and the people who work there hold dear their core responsibility as a forum for information and ideas.
Even if access to information and an open dialogue is not expected in the average workplace, it should be a top priority for a library.