I am definitely not the Annoyed Librarian, but neither am I particularly annoyed about all this stuff. I was already well-aware of the fact that traditional media was becoming increasingly irrelevant and I’d say that there are few clearer signs of that than its co-optation of the Annoyed Librarian. [Reject IAI board candidate, Meredith Farkas]
Ridiculous. Frustrating. Stupid. I want it to be some kind of joke that we just missed the punchline on. Barring that, I can’t wait to hear what Haworth has to say for themselves; I hope they have some excuse for their blatant disregard of their own editorial policies other than “don’t people love the AL? Now they’ll love us, too!” [Superhero Jenica Rogers-I-Can't-Remember-How-To-Spell-Her-Whole-Last-Name-I-Know-It-Has-A-Hyphen-And-A-U-In-It-But-I'm-Too-Lazy-To-Check]
...as someone moving back over to Access after a long stint away, I'll be certain to send my work to the Journal of Library Administration, the Journal of Academic Librarianship, or hell, even to that cute little kid 'zine Highlightsbefore I let my professional work be associated with you. [Colleen "The Guardienne" Harris, future Highlights contributor].
Have I lost my sense of humor? Am I being curmudgeonly and behind the times? Has the purpose of peer-reviewed librarianship grown so pointless that we should be OK with this? I don’t think so. And I think we should revolt. This journal, publishing this obvious pablum as peer-reviewed scholarship denigrates the work of every person who has ever published in the journal or for the press, and every person who does so in the future. [Systems nerd, InfoSciPhi]I'm told that, like Library Journal, the Journal of Access Services was once highly esteemed (though it's only been around since 2002) and the fact that they published an entire issue for the Annoyed Librarian makes a mockery of the scholarly community and is a huge F-U and a slap in the face to anyone who has ever tried to publish or has published their work in obscure peer-reviewed journals. The overarching theme was "I will now be taking my "Guitar Hero in the library" articles to get rejected elsewhere - Haworth Press, thankyouverymuch! I hope you can sleep at night."