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Document: Proposed Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work

  • 1.  Document: Proposed Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work

    Posted Jan 19, 2021 04:27 PM
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    My sincere thanks to the huge community of ALA Member editors who helped work on this document collectively.

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    Lindsay Cronk
    Core President-Elect, ALA Council, Loud Lady
    Head of Collection Strategies
    University of Rochester
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  • 2.  RE: Document: Proposed Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work

    Posted Jan 21, 2021 12:12 PM
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    Hi, all! I want to highlight a change to the proposed resolution, and share the updated document here. These changes come with the input of the COD and IFC, and I believe they constitute an improvement as they are more specific. Happy to take any questions!

    Previously, Resolved Clause #3 read as follows: Rejects neutrality rhetoric moving forward, and will specifically cease using the term "neutral" and derivatives to describe appropriate library and association activities.

    Now, Resolved Clause #3 is: Charges the Working Group on Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice, with a representative from the Committee on Diversity, to review neutrality rhetoric and identify alternatives, sharing findings by July 1, 2021.

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    Lindsay Cronk
    Core President-Elect, ALA Council, Loud Lady
    Head of Collection Strategies
    University of Rochester
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  • 3.  RE: Document: Proposed Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work

    Posted Jan 21, 2021 07:30 PM

    Excellent change! Thank you for carrying this out.

     

    Deb S

    Rainbow RT Councilor

     






  • 4.  RE: Document: Proposed Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work

    Posted Jan 21, 2021 08:00 PM
    Thanks so much! Grateful to Martin Garner and Val Bell for helping. I’m also super appreciative of the support from Mike Marlin and Marsha Burgess. A hat tip to all our amazing colleagues!




  • 5.  RE: Document: Proposed Resolution to Condemn White Supremacy and Fascism as Antithetical to Library Work

    Posted Jan 24, 2021 03:39 PM
    Hi again, everyone! Just wanted to let you know I will be at Council Forum tonight to discuss this proposed resolution, and I am looking forward to your feedback and input.

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    Lindsay Cronk
    Core President-Elect, ALA Council, Loud Lady
    Head of Collection Strategies
    University of Rochester
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