"There has been a lot of talk in LibraryLand about whether librarians and friends of school libraries should have signed the White House petition that, if it successful, would be considered as a possible action step for President Obama to mandate librarians in every school. Despite strong lobbying by many librarians, the petition did not receive its requisite 25,000 signatures within the 30-day window. I understand the motivation for such an effort.
Blog posts in support of the petition abounded. Two blog posts stating reasons why the authors were not signing were also written, receiving powerful, sometimes angry responses..."