Cataloguers and other staff worked to rectify this fault quickly, and produced a new classification scheme.
As the author of the blog mentions, "earlier call numbers had been more demeaning."
The tools librarians use to practice their profession reflect the values of the society they live in. Librarians cannot accept the use of tools and methods that may be only partially demeaning to their clients. To this end, the LAPL responded to this issue in an admirable way.
It is vital for librarians, and particularly public librarians, that the methods by which information is classified is carefully examined, so that hurtful instances such as this do not have to be repeated.
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