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(Fox News)   Shhhhhhh, not so loud - Did you hear that the White House is recruiting librarians to explain Obamacare?   (foxnews.com) divider line 74
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2013-07-02 10:01:00 AM

give me doughnuts: thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.


Besides, the Library of Congress system is far superior to Dewey.


Throwing all the books into a pile, setting them on fire, then mixing the ashes in concrete, and firing the whole mass into deep space is far superior to Dewey
 
2013-07-02 10:01:04 AM

Aarontology: phalamir: Hell, I had to know LC, Dewey, SuDocs, and two homebrew systems, all in the same library - and I was just a student shelver

One of my work study jobs in college was at the library, and occasionally I'd work in the Latin American wing with all the old Aztec and Mayan stuff. that could be a pain in the ass at times. "Xcacyclaatactalel... where the hell does this go?"


After "W" and before "Y."
 
2013-07-02 10:01:36 AM
The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.
 
2013-07-02 10:01:47 AM
Is this supposed to be some sort of scandal?
 
2013-07-02 10:06:01 AM

DeaH: The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.


Of course not. Only liberal left-wing ivory-tower elitists go to libraries.

Just look at this crazed soshlizms-loving LIE-brarian:

www.nndb.com
 
2013-07-02 10:11:22 AM

Smoking GNU: Is this supposed to be some sort of scandal?


LIBERRYGHAZI!
 
2013-07-02 10:12:16 AM

give me doughnuts: DeaH: The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.

Of course not. Only liberal left-wing ivory-tower elitists go to libraries.

Just look at this crazed soshlizms-loving LIE-brarian:

[www.nndb.com image 276x345]


Actually, Laura was (is?) a well-known liberal within the Bush family - she supports Roe v Wade and thinks government ought to respect loving couples (even with the title of "marriage") regardless of the genders.

// but she did kill a guy
// and she smiles like Jabba the Hutt
 
2013-07-02 10:12:26 AM

theknuckler_33: Libraries already provide health information to 28 million people a year via public access computers

So, what a second, the availability of computers with internet access is being referred to as "libraries providing health information"?

The two federal agencies also worked together during the rollout of the Medicare prescription drug benefit

This MEANS something!!


Socialist librarians indoctrinating our youth!
 
2013-07-02 10:15:41 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Smoking GNU: Is this supposed to be some sort of scandal?

LIBERRYGHAZICAREGATE!


ftfy
 
2013-07-02 10:18:37 AM
reellibrarians.files.wordpress.com

Don't you know that the Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid eligibility and prevents insurance companies from denying you coverage due to preexisting conditions?!
 
2013-07-02 10:20:52 AM
Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)
 
2013-07-02 10:32:40 AM

jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)


Your a moran.
 
2013-07-02 10:36:02 AM

jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)


In Texas, the Dallas library system's home page has linked to HealthCare.gov -- the revamped federal website that is the hub for health law information. Embedding the widget on their sites is another way some libraries may choose to get involved, said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"hawked"

/facepalm
 
2013-07-02 10:50:42 AM

EatenTheSun: thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.

You get to be the arbiter of accurate vs. misleading? Shouldn't you leave that up to the individual to decide?


The idea that there is no objective fact, and that the question of "accurate vs. misleading" is an opinion actually makes me ill.
 
2013-07-02 10:57:46 AM

slayer199: [i.imgur.com image 850x1274]

If she's talking...I may actually listen.


I'd let her curate my special collections, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-07-02 11:21:25 AM

LasersHurt: Well, Heaven and Hell take us if centers of public knowledge continue to expand their mission of helping the public get educated.


Libraries also have federal tax forms and literature to help you fill them out. OMG!!!! Socialism!!!
 
2013-07-02 11:34:41 AM

give me doughnuts: DeaH: The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.

Of course not. Only liberal left-wing ivory-tower elitists go to libraries.

Just look at this crazed soshlizms-loving LIE-brarian:

[www.nndb.com image 276x345]


Picking up George's colouring books does not make you a librarian.
 
2013-07-02 11:36:02 AM

RminusQ: The idea that there is no objective fact, and that the question of "accurate vs. misleading" is an opinion actually makes me ill.


You'd make a terrible fark moderator then
 
2013-07-02 11:39:57 AM
Many fundie churches maintain 'Libraries of Derp' that would make excellent outlets for the Obamacare misinformation campaign Republicans apparently wish to continue indefinitely.
 
2013-07-02 12:46:29 PM
Government says government health care is good.
 
2013-07-02 03:13:22 PM
Makes sense. Have the literate teach the illiterate.
 
2013-07-02 04:45:37 PM

theknuckler_33: jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)

In Texas, the Dallas library system's home page has linked to HealthCare.gov -- the revamped federal website that is the hub for health law information. Embedding the widget on their sites is another way some libraries may choose to get involved, said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"hawked"

/facepalm


Yeah, "hawked". Why do you think they want to involve librarians, the NFL, and teachers? They need young people to sign up for this thing because without the premiums from the young and healthy it collapses.
 
2013-07-02 05:19:22 PM

jjorsett: theknuckler_33: jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)

In Texas, the Dallas library system's home page has linked to HealthCare.gov -- the revamped federal website that is the hub for health law information. Embedding the widget on their sites is another way some libraries may choose to get involved, said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"hawked"

/facepalm

Yeah, "hawked". Why do you think they want to involve librarians, the NFL, and teachers? They need young people to sign up for this thing because without the premiums from the young and healthy it collapses.


Did you know that health insurance companies have operated under this premise since the beginning of insurance (along with the undesirable quality of kicking sick people out)?

Also, you don't have to hawk something that is already a done deal. Like it or not, it's the law and the major provisions are kicking in in 6 months and millions of people need to learn in/how they will be affected. Pursuing multiple means of getting information to that many people is sensible. Perhaps you missed how libraries were also used when the Medicare prescription drug benefit was implemented.
 
2013-07-03 06:13:21 AM
Use public information access points to get correct information out to, you know, the public. Sounds like a good and smart idea.
I'm not seeing a bad side to this. Maybe it's because I'm not an asshole republican who jacks it nightly over the possibility that anything this president does will fail. I'm thinking that since many of the people who use public libraries are lower income (the very people for whom the ACA was designed), this campaign will actually give them the information they need, and they will like it... and sign up for it... and have some form of health insurance... and cause R's to piss their panties because THE POORS may actually benefit.
 
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