I am not now, never have been, and never will be a director, AUL or AD at a major academic library–but I pay a fair amount of attention to what they’re talking about, at least indirectly.
I’d read some of the Taiga statements and found them, well, a little extreme. But for various reasons (self-preservation, laziness, inarticulateness), Ive never commented on them.
John Dupuis, braver and more articulate than I am, has posted a commentary that has a Daily Show feel to it: It’s amusing–but also makes a lot of serious points, and makes them well.
I may yet do something on Taiga in a future C&I–or maybe I don’t need to, with colleagues like Dupuis out there.