Archive for May 2012


May 16, 2012

…And the “Are You Kidding Me” award for the day goes to…….

Today, an individual on campus came to the library to ask for a movie.
We have some that are approved for student viewing.
There really are quite a few rules for showing copyrighted films to students in a school setting.
One of them being that the film must go along with the curriculum and two that only a very few minutes are shown to the students.
A very important point that is often overlooked is that 9th grade English teachers can’t show the R rated Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo & Juliet…..

The classroom helper came to the circulation desk and said “The teacher wants to borrow a Harry Potter DVD….”

I was good –  Gosh I was really good and held my tongue.  It took considerable constraint on my part.
What I wanted to say was…”Sorry, this isn’t Hogwarts…When did Harry Potter become a part of the district’s English curriculum?”

Instead I just said, “Nope, sorry.”