Saturday, July 25, 2015

The dodgy librarian

Roy Morgan Research periodically releases a survey of the most trusted professions in Australia. The most trusted professions are nurses, medical doctors, pharmacists, and High Court judges. 

Librarians don't even rate a mention. Why is this so? The likes of Xiao Yuan don't help matters. Xiao Yuan was a former chief librarian at a Chinese university. He admitted in court Tuesday to stealing more than 140 paintings by grandmasters in a gallery under his watch, and replacing them with fakes he painted himself. 

He sold the originals and used the proceeds to buy apartments and other paintings. At the time of writing he was still awaiting his sentence. 

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