"I seriously doubt I'll be back to Ann Arbor in the near future, especially given the way other public libraries, most notably the Boulder Public Library, have welcomed me."
In September, the Ann Arbor District Library amended its behavior policy to allow an appeals process for patrons to have a hearing before the full Board of Trustees.
My personal take: I'm frankly surprised that an appeals process before the Board was not already part of the policy. My source is the Ann Arbor news, so if any of my Ann Arbor friends say the newspaper got that wrong, shout out. I worked at the Ann Arbor library back in the day with the greatest of librarians. I lived across the street from the library in the same house that Madonna is said to have lived in when she was a student. The place was straight out of Desperately Seeking Susan -- a mess with some very unusual items in the basement. A good friend in Ann Arbor told me to make my blog entries more personal - so there you go! Anyway, an appeals process is crucial to make a library's behavior policy legally enforceable...particularly when action such as suspension of library privileges is at issue.