The ALA Washington Office press releases and Todaro’s Monday morning misdirection (#NotMyALA)

For American Library Association members, this past weekend was a firestorm of controversy around a series of press releases, retractions, and apologies having to do with the association’s posture toward the incoming Trump administration and the unshackled radically conservative 115th Congress. I want to avoid chronicling these events, but will refer you to two centerpieces … Read more The ALA Washington Office press releases and Todaro’s Monday morning misdirection (#NotMyALA)

The ALA Press release that was taken down on 11/19

And this is the press release that was taken down, retrieved from a Google cache: For Immediate Release Thu, 11/17/2016 Contact: Shawnda Hines Press Officer ALA Washington Office Shawnda Hines 2026288410 shines@alawash.org WASHINGTON, DC — Today the American Library Association (ALA) released three briefs highlighting how libraries can advance specific policy priorities of the incoming … Read more The ALA Press release that was taken down on 11/19

ALA’s controversial press release for posterity

ALA’s Washington Office press release from yesterday has already been removed from the web – That’s the one that sane people found horribly craven for its eagerness in declaring ALA wants to collaborate with Trump’s government. An earlier press release that says essentially the same thing, also from the ALA Washington Office, is still on … Read more ALA’s controversial press release for posterity

Support for Natalya Sharina

Martyn Wade martyn.wade@hotmail.co.uk via infoserv.inist.fr Nov 16 to ifla-l Dear Colleagues You may recall that IFLA has made a number of statements regarding Natalya Sharina – a Russian Librarian who is accused of inciting hatred by having “extremist” books on the shelves of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow. Donna Scheeder, IFLA President, has … Read more Support for Natalya Sharina

CFP: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship

CFP: Call for Proposals CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – May 30 – June 1, 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its … Read more CFP: CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship

Kent State LIS Study-Abroad in Cuba

The School of Library and Information Science, along with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is offering a study-abroad opportunity in CUBA! If you are interested in exploring new cultures, and particularly learning more about young people (“Generation Z”) and how they consume culture in another country, this class is for you. This four-week … Read more Kent State LIS Study-Abroad in Cuba