May 20, 2022

Andy Woodworth Profiled In "Burlington County Librarian Fights HarperCollins' Limits on e-Books"

Congrats Andy!

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“I felt that the policy was unreasonable, unfair, and contrary to the preservation of a library as an institution,” said Andy Woodworth, 34, a staff member at the Bordentown Library and a popular blogger in his field known for using sometimes harsh language. “It’s not a good practice that we would want other publishers to follow.”

The Maple Shade resident launched an online petition last month to encourage librarians to boycott HarperCollins e-books and pressure the company to reconsider. The petition has attracted thousands of signers.

Andy also co-authored the “The eBook User’s Bill of Rights” with Sarah Houghton-Jan (aka The Librarian in Black)

The article also includes comments from Manuel Paredes, director of the Cherry Hill [NJ] Public Library and Anne Silvers Lee, chief of materials management at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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