Dear Vendor,

I received your postcard in the mail today, along with all the other vendor stuff that’s coming to me in the week prior to the ALA Annual Conference. I found myself really annoyed by your clinging to the stereotype of librarians as silence addicts.

To quote: ‘The Spine Label Printer Librarians Are Raving About. (Quietly Of Course)”

Is your marketing department really so shallow that the catchiest thing they could come up with was this patronizing tag line? Are you really so removed from libraries that you think libraries (particularly public) are quiet places?

I will remember your name,  yes, but I won’t be coming to your booth at ALA. If you’re still stuck in the stereotype, how am I to believe you’re connected to what I’m doing today?