If you saw Danny Thompson brandishing this thick stack of papers at the recent City Council meeting, and heard him say the papers represent incident reports from the first six months of 2010, and then refer to "more than a hundred incidences...some of them too lewd and too despicable" to discuss in public, and then say "many of them, a great majority of them..." before concluding that "a number of them involve people viewing pornographic websites," well, would you be surprised after all that to learn that the library director says there were just 18 incident reports of improper computer use at the Central library in the first six months of the year?
Trudy Wade said at the meeting that nothing ever gets done about this issue, but the library has implemented throttling software and proactive staff policies that seem to be having a dramatic effect.
How big a problem are we actually talking about here?
Maybe somebody should have had more than a "courtesy call" with the library director five minutes before the meeting.
Discussion starts at 1:46 of the video.
Does your City Council rep know how you feel about our libraries, and our excellent library staff, and the risks of overkill on this admittedly serious topic?