I got the e-mail announcing the GovLoop Library of ebooks, which is a fine idea. But who thought it would be cute to start it with these words?: “When you think of the library, you might think of dusty books or an old lady with bifocals…”
I know many of us are over 50, and many of us wear bifocals (or trifocals!), but at least as many of us are under 40 with perfect vision, or even male. I won’t even open the can of worms of how many of us still work only with “dusty” books! And what does any of that have to do with the idea of providing free e-books to members? This opening line is unnecessary and insulting to librarians, and I’m surprised to see it in this context.
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