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  • 1.  Giving Tuesday - The Merritt Fund

    Posted Nov 30, 2021 08:04 AM

    Good morning all,

    I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving!

    This Giving Tuesday we are sharing the word about the Merritt Fund in hopes of increasing support for librarians facing legal expenses due to challenges or discrimination in their workplace.

    We've created a YouTube video as well as a Merritt Fund Promotional Toolkit, which was shared on the OIF blog.

    I invite you to take part in Giving Tuesday by promoting the Merritt Fund on your social media pages using the links above. Be sure to use tags such as #GivingTuesday and #MerrittFund.

    Thank you!

    All the best,


    Michael Kirby
    Senior Children's Librarian

    Pelham Parkway-Van Nest
    The New York Public Library
    2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

  • 2.  RE: Giving Tuesday - The Merritt Fund

    Posted Nov 30, 2021 09:55 AM

    To make life easier, here are a few social media posts available to share if you don't have time to craft a unique one.












    Kristin Pekoll, CAE

    Assistant Director

    Office for Intellectual Freedom



    225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601



    Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library

    By Kristin Pekoll – Available Now at the ALA Store