OK, we don't actually have a "Stupid Awards" over here. It would involve too much research.
But from all we've read and seen in our industry this year, if we did have a Stupid Award for 2005, we could crown the winner right now.
Come and get your award, American Library Association.
The subject of speaker compensation has been getting a bit of heat lately. While we didn't post on it here, we did discuss it in comments sections of other blogs. But it seems to me that Jenny's experience with the ALA is the most egregious we've seen - especially when you consider the ALA's own response.
What are they thinking?