Mansfield University of Pennsylvania librarian Scott R. DiMarco intentionally banned a book within his library system to demonstrate ”what harm censorship can really do to a community.”
DiMarco wrote about his censorship exercise in College & Research Libraries News. The librarian picked One Woman’s Vengeance, a book self-published on Lulu by Mansfield University PR director Dennis R. Miller. Here’s more from DiMarco:
on a campus of 3,000, only eight people actually asked for a meeting with me to discuss the reasons I banned the book and to discuss what could be done to reverse the ban. The overwhelming number of comments were complaints about how they felt betrayed by this action or their frustration with the administration. Some used Facebook as a forum to make rude comments from the relatively safe distance social media provides.