New York City taxpayers can rest a little bit easier knowing rogue librarians are kept ethically in check:
For 39 years as an educator, Robert Grandt has been promoting other people’s books. So this year, when his daughter helped create a graphic novel of Macbeth of which he was mighty proud, Mr. Grandt could not resist bragging a little in the newsletter he distributes as librarian at Brooklyn Technical High School.Outrageous. This story perfectly illustrates why ethics matter. If this librarian is allowed to promote a book on Shakespeare in a public library, what else might he promote? Colorful adaptations of our Constitution that will make history come alive? No thank you. This is a slippery slope.
“Best New Book: Grandt, Eve, Shakespeare’s Macbeth — The Manga Edition,” he wrote under the heading Grandt’s Picks.
The point is, it's nice to know there's at least one city in this great nation where public servants are held accountable for their transgressions, where librarians are fined $500 for abusing our trust.