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Statement from MLA President Amy Boese
Part of our work as librarians is making sure that accurate information is available in a timely manner, and access to that information is available to all- including those with no other options, our most marginalized, least heard and least affluent patrons.
In the past few week, the federal government has halted and altered the flow of information from sites we would normally trust. In concordance with the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (see link below) we strongly object to this and any other attempt to hamper resources funded by us, the people of the United States, and to allow only a certain version of research to be heard in any instance.
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Following one of the most contentious elections in memory, the American Library Association (ALA) and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services has launched Libraries Respond, a website and space for us to help keep current events in conversation with libraries' ongoing work in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This page will be a resource for the library community to share information, find resources, and connect as they serve their communities.
How is your library responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the 2016 election aftermath, or other current events? Tweet and post on social media using the #librariesrespond hashtag.
Visit the website for more information: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/diversity/libraries-respond.
Save the Date for the MLA 2017 Annual Conference
October 5-6, 2017
Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN