American Library Association

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2012

    Peace. Love. Banned Books. Big Orange: Don't Say I Didn't Warn You!

    Wearing my handsome and, it seems, provocative "Peace. Love. Books" T-shirt the other day, purchased as a birthday present for me by the Biblio-Gal, a puzzled, perhaps delighted clerk took me in, admittedly long--haired (graying) middle-aged dude in cool Ray-Bans possessing, yes, a certain je ne sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Nation's Librarians Descend on Anaheim for American Library Association Conference--Expect Nice, Nerdy, Sexy Gals & Wacky Guys!

    Faithful readers know this infernal rag (or at least yours truly) has a soft spot for librarians, given that they're always so helpful in helping us find long-lost newspaper clips or giving us a space to rant. So it's just my luck that the weekend when more than 25,000 of them are traveling to the A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Taco USA Gets Praise from Booklist!

    ​I've written two books before, but neither of them were ever reviewed by Booklist, the official review magazine of the American Library Association, and the bible for librarians nationwide to determine what books to buy for their collections. Gracias a Dios, the publication not only decided to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Book Banning Rears its Head in Huntington Beach

    ​Aren't we all past this stuff? The Register's Annie Burris reports that last night's Huntington Beach city council meeting saw a former Westminster school district trustee reading aloud a graphic child-rape scene from Maya Angelou's autobiographical I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Judy Ahrens pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Don Wagner Kicks Off Assembly Bid With a Little Help From His Far-Out, Far-Right Friends

    Don Wagner, in charge.​Irvine's Don Wagner, the hard-core conservative president of the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, kicks off his bid for state Assembly this evening with the help from one of the other hard-core conservatives on the college board's dais, "Chai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    "Libertarian" not Libertarian on Library

    Our pals at Dissent the Blog have a new post today following up on South Orange County Community College District trustee Don Wagner, at the board's January meeting, leading a vote to remove the American Library Association from its list of memberships. Wagner called the ALA "liberal busybodies" for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2006

    Have you impugned your local librarian today?

    Those wascally wabble wousers at Dissent the Blog, your duly elected South Orange County Community College District watchdogs, have posted for our listenting pleasure a snippet from a recent Board of Disgustees meeting where (Dis)Trustee Don Wagner calls the American Library Association, based on hi ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Fast Times at Foothill High

    Meet Danny Silverman, teen censorware buster

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Filtering Flip-Flop?

    County librarian now touts CyberPatrol

  • Columns

    June 29, 2000
  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Shut Up, Again

    Senate takes another whack at free speech online