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Nebraska state auditor gets worked up over gaming program

Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley slammed the NE Library Commission over the purchase of a Playstation console and the posting of a Youtube video promoting gaming in the library.  The news story at the Lincoln Journal Star is here.  From my limited perspective, it sounds like the library spent less than $500 on equipment that can be used to put on a few years of programming.  Is that really irresponsible?

This really sounds like a case of a clueless bureaucrat to me.  Libraries have been providing media other than books for years: music, movies, software, and games.  Does anyone really not know this?  Why isn't the headline "Creative librarians take advantage of free web media to promote programs for kids"?

The NLC drafted a great response to the auditor's report.

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