Addie Moves On, Flag Stays
In announcing her resignation she told the Haverford board of commissioners:
"I want to encourage you to continue the work of bringing the library into the 21st century - we're almost there."
Back in 2003, Ciannella thought bringing the library into the 21st century meant excluding certain potentially offensive "symbols" because they might "send a message of unwelcome philosophical orientation, expectations of others, and can produce ill will and even fear."
The symbol at the library Ciannella was most concerned about? The American Flag.
Her attempt to ban the Stars and Stripes won Haverford a mention on Fox News with Brit Hume, the notice of the Wall Street Journal, and this newspaper.
(Here's a link to my original column on the subject.)
Addie is leaving. But the flag she sought to ban is staying. Good luck and best wishes to them both.