Before you start judging, I am not alone. Check out this article from Slate Magazine or this one. It is good to know that I am not alone. I especially like the part where we Law & Order junkies are called "Power Women." However, there is one thing that has bothered me about the series for years. Every time one of the episodes (and there are more than one) involves the standard "creepy dude that hangs out in the library," they approach the librarian and she just hands over all the information they want. Reading history? No problem! Computer usage? No problem. This is where Dick Wolfe and I part. He's so good...don't you think they'd have someone on staff who researches the scripts? A librarian, for example?
I think about what will happen when the police walk into my library looking for information. I don't say if, I say when, because it'll happen. Will I scurry around, printing out check-out histories? Will I be so in awe of the police that I just start bumping into walls to get them the records they are seeking? I think you know the answer. But I wonder, what would other librarians do?
If you want to read more, do a quick search for Law & Order addiction. If you're one of us, you'll be far less embarrassed about your obsession. If you're not one of us, eventually you will be.