Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pigs at the Trough: VPL manager of marketing and communications Jean Kavanagh

Vancouver Library Boss Oinks to Local Librarians: Protect 2010 Olympic Sponsors

Greedy VANOC pigs

From today's Tyee:
"It's fine if a Telus employee agrees to be a speaker at a library-organized event. But staff can't forget Bell is the official sponsor. They should make sure the guest removes his or her Telus jacket," the memo advises.

"...try to get devices made by official sponsor Panasonic... [otherwise] I would get some tape and put it over the Sony"...
That's totally absurd. What will she think of next?
"Make half-hour sweeps of every washroom stall to ensure no anti-Olympic messages have been written on rolls of toilet paper. Celebratory messages are fine."
Are you there BC Library Association? Are you there Concerned Librarians of British Columbia? Are you there BC Teacher Librarians? It's me, Margaret.


Dennis'much to do about nothing blog said...

The silly season has started - glad I may be up at Whistler for all of the Games - there should be some sanity there.

Remember Telus did bid for the Games rights just not the money that Bell was willing to spend.

Xanthippa said...

The corporate fascism the Olympics are generating is revolting!

Methinks it's time to scrap that monstrosity!