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Event Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting and Conversation

by Mark Hudson on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Please make plans to attend the Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting and Conversation at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia.

Sunday, January 26, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center 202A 

Conversation Topic: Libraries and Poverty

Please make plans to attend the Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting and Conversation at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia.

Sunday, January 26, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center 202A 

Conversation Topic: Libraries and Poverty

ALA’s Policy Statement “Library Services to the Poor” states that “it is crucial that libraries recognize their role in enabling poor people to participate fully in a democratic society, by utilizing a wide variety of available resources and strategies.” What policies, services and programs do you think libraries should be implementing to respond to the crisis of increasing economic inequality and the needs of low-income people in the communities we serve?

For those interested, here are two readings to give our conversation a shared point of departure:

Classism in the Stacks: Libraries and Poverty

2005 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture by Sanford Berman

http://www.ala.org/offices/olos/olosprograms/jeanecoleman/05berman

Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement

http://www.ala.org/offices/extending-our-reach-reducing-homelessness-thr...

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Discussion Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

by Amy Greer on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 03:45 pm

Can we get to $10,000 by the end of April? Donate today and share with others to send an amazing group of librarians and archivists to Palestine! Learn more about our contingent and donate here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/librarians-and-archivists-to-palestine

Discussion Please sign our petition for open access to ALL govt information

by James Jacobs on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 01:27 pm

As part of Sunshine Week -- and in conjunction with the White House's new policy on Open Access to federally funded scientific information -- a small group of government information librarians has started a petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov asking the Obama Administration to assure that there is free permanent public access to ALL authentic government information.

As part of Sunshine Week -- and in conjunction with the White House's new policy on Open Access to federally funded scientific information -- a small group of government information librarians has started a petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov asking the Obama Administration to assure that there is free permanent public access to ALL authentic government information.

we hope you'll sign the petition and forward on to all your friends and social networks to help us reach our goal of 100,000 signatures by April 11, 2013! Thanks in advance!!


WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Require free online permanent public access to ALL federal government information and publications.

1. Assure that GPO has the funds to continue to maintain and develop the Federal Digital System (FDsys).

2. Raise ALL Congressional, Executive & Judicial branch information, publications & data to the level of federally funded scientific information & publish ALL government information as "Open Access."

3. Mandate the free permanent public access to other Federal information currently maintained in fee-based databases - including the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL), & USA Trade Online.

4. Establish an interagency, govt-wide strategy to manage the entire lifecycle of digital government information w/ FDLP Libraries - publication, access, usability, bulk download, long-term preservation, standards & metadata.

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Event Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration features words and music commemorating Dr. King's legacy and recognizes the connection between his life's work and the library world. Sponsored by SRRT, BCALA, OLOS, and World Book, Inc.

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Event Feminist Night at the Movies (SRRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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Come and have an entertaining and educational night at the movies with the Feminist Task Force and Women Make Movies. This year we will be showing movies from the Women Make Movies catalog, http://www.wmm.com.

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Event Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting with Guest Speaker Sara Zettervall

by Mark Hudson on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 02:21 pm

Our guest speaker at the PLG meeting in Anaheim will be Sara Zettervall, LIS candidate at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

Our guest speaker at the PLG meeting in Anaheim will be Sara Zettervall, LIS candidate at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. Sara is the winner of the 2012 Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize and will discuss her prize-winning essay "Through a Distant Lens: Visions of Native Hawaiians in Children's Picture Books." In her essay, Zettervall takes a critical view of the depiction of Hawaii in children's picture books available to her from her local library in the Midwest, beginning with the premise that children's literature is one way in which Hawaii is exoticized by and for mainland Americans.

Hyatt Regency Orange County, Royal Ballroom A

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Event Membership Meeting and Social (SRRT)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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Bring your concerns to the SRRT Membership Meeting. If you are new, learn about what SRRT does and how to get involved. If you have been involved, meet some new people. Relax at the social. Enjoy some appetizers, cash bar, entertainment.

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Event National Security vs. the Right to Know

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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This panel discussion will address issues - including the potential conflict between security concerns and the requirements of transparency, democracy, free press, and the protection of whistle blowers - related to the release of classified U.S. documents by WikiLeaks. Speakers will include Emma Cape, organizer for the Bradley Manning Support Network.

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Event Progressive Librarians Guild (SRRT - PLG)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Event Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Multicultural Idea Exchange

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

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A panel representing public, academic, school, and special libraries will present the programs and activities that promoted the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their libraries and communities to “Keep the Dream Alive.”

During the Audience Exchange attendees will have a two-minute opportunity to tout their own special events. Everyone is asked to bring at least 25 copies of each handout to fully participate in the closing Materials Exchange.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

A panel representing public, academic, school, and special libraries will present the programs and activities that promoted the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their libraries and communities to “Keep the Dream Alive.”

During the Audience Exchange attendees will have a two-minute opportunity to tout their own special events. Everyone is asked to bring at least 25 copies of each handout to fully participate in the closing Materials Exchange.

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The Social Responsibilities Round Table works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for human and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today. SRRT believes that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out their mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy.

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