Wow! In an age of shrinking budgets and shrinking staffs, the Phoenix Public Libraries has secured $175,000 to hire one full time professional librarian and three paraprofessionals to police their no-porn policies. The professional, this “Internet Resource Specialist”, would monitor people’s use of the Internet and deal with people’s requests to turn off the filters for specific sites. I just can’t imagine my job every day being about spying on people’s Internet behavior. Not really what I got my MLS for. I may need a job pretty badly, but even I wouldn’t want that one. I didn’t want to be a hall monitor when I was 10 and I don’t think I’d much enjoy it now.
Here is the story from Library Journal.