[...] I came across this video at Librarian.net. There is no context for the video provided on the YouTube page, but apparently it ran on BET. It’s a gangsta rap call for literacy that is in no way work friendly. Let’s be clear, do not listen to this at work without headphones or a closed and solid office door. BGB bears no responsibility for the consequences if you play this at work. [...]
So while I admit I loved parts of it, I don’t think I could actually use it. It’s definitely social commentary, and let’s just say that while some people would enjoy it, I’m pretty sure it would get more complaints about racism and classism than praise in a library context. I’d put it in the library collection; I wouldn’t build my ad campaign around it.
[...] Vielleicht eignet sich ein solches Video ganz gut, um die aktuell in den deutschen Feuilletons prominenteste Problemzielgruppe für die Bibliotheksnutzung zu begeistern… (via librarian.net) [...]
Hi. My name is Jessamyn West and I'll be your librarian today. I work in rural Vermont as a library technologist and do user support at Open Library. My personal blog is at jessamyn.com. This blog's twitter feed @librarian.net. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments.