Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Brubaker: The Canadian Connection

Yesterday's news that Brubaker had hit Canadian libraries as well as those in the States is augmented by a column in today's Calgary Sun featuring comments from University of Calgary librarian Ada-Marie Atkins Nechka. She told the Sun's Michael Platt "It [is] so annoying -- we discovered an entire set is missing, something that is very rare and very expensive to replace."

Annoying is not exactly the word I would have used to describe it, but you get the idea. The university is apparently "keeping mum about what exactly is missing until police can return the material."

Will librarians never learn? "Keeping mum" about these things is exactly why folks of Brubaker's ilk get away with thefts for as long as they do.