American Library Association announces 2021 Midwinter Meeting will be Virtual; TikTok Ban: A Seed of Genuine Security Concern Wrapped in a Thick Layer of Censorship; Lack of broadband access within tribal communities, fuels grave concern among nation’s library leaders
DHS authorizes domestic surveillance to protect statues and monuments; Internet Archive answers publishers’ copyright lawsuit; and FTRF hosts webinar on collecting and protecting LGBTQ+ materials and programs
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Strong libraries are essential to the recovery of communities devastated by Covid19. To help guide communities and libraries along the path to recovery, ALA launched a curated, online repository of tools, guides and resources. #LibrariesStrong
By taking a look at Mat-Su’s recent censorship controversy, I consider why challenges to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and other books that address rape are so common—and how we might address concerns about sexual trauma in literature without banning or unfairly labeling books.
Through Community Connect, 20 rural public libraries will receive resources to support financial capability and internet access for their patrons for two years. Apply by August 26.
The protests of 2020 and the tragic and painful hindsight of 20/20 make March a compelling, tragic, and inspiring read as we follow the renewed/continued/ever-more-urgent calls for racial justice in this country and around the world. Telling the story of John Lewis’s unparalleled life as a civil rights activist, March narrates Lewis’s and the U.S. history with the fierce urgency of today.
The American Library Association’s first-ever virtual conference attracted 7,349 attendees and 651 exhibitors. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the entire event, ALA Virtual content will remain readily accessible at any time for a full year. Attendees can view sessions again, view those missed during the live event, or use content for training or research purposes.
“Each June, readers across the country observe Rainbow Book Month, an opportunity to celebrate the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. It’s also a time to advocate for free and widespread access to queer literature, which is censored all too frequently in libraries and schools.” I Love Libraries
The Info session and the VMM are your opportunity to hear first-hand updates from ALA Leaders about the association, ask questions and be a part of the discussion. This is your association and your voice matters.