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Deborah Caldwell-Stone

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Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Nov 22, 2022 02:44 PM
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The Missouri Library Association (MLA) has published its response to the proposed "age appropriate" rule advanced by Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft that will impair the ability of public libraries to acquire and lend library books to their communities.  Its Intellectual Freedom Committee has published ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Nov 08, 2022 12:44 PM
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Hello, Eileen - I'll repost my response to Michael's original post - Please be aware that the Missouri Library Association and the Missouri Association of School Librarians are taking leadership of, and managing, the advocacy and lobbying efforts concerning the proposed administrative rule. MLA and ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Nov 08, 2022 12:25 PM
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Hello, everyone. Please be aware that the Missouri Library Association and the Missouri Association of School Librarians are taking leadership of, and managing, the advocacy and lobbying efforts concerning the proposed administrative rule.  MLA and MASL are still in the process of determining the next ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Sep 27, 2022 01:24 AM
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To all IFRT members interested in serving on ALA's committees, Council, and other member groups: A gentle reminder that this Friday, September 30 is the deadline for completing a volunteer application to serve on ALA Committees and other bodies for the 2023-2025 term.   The message from ALA President-Elect ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Sep 07, 2022 11:09 AM
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This message is being sent on behalf of the ALA Constitution and Bylaws Chair, Brian Schottlaender  ~~~  September 6, 2022   Dear ALA Colleague,   On behalf of the ALA Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B), I am pleased to share with you DRAFT 1 of the General Revision of the ALA ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Aug 09, 2022 11:15 AM
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Reposting on behalf of ALA President Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada and the ALA Executive Board: The Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA) issued the following statement in response to proposed state legislation that would censor library materials or put at risk library workers ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Jul 08, 2022 03:10 PM
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Today it’s my sad task to share the news that Kristin Pekoll will be leaving ALA on July 15. I know that she will be deeply, deeply missed by us on the OIF Team, by her other ALA colleagues, and by the uncounted librarians who she’s assisted for the past eight years. Kristin joined OIF as its assistant ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Jun 25, 2022 01:42 PM
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https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/06/ala-condemns-threats-violence-libraries In response to the alarming increase in acts of aggression toward library workers and patrons as reported by press across the country, the American Library Association Executive Board released the following statement: ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Jun 01, 2022 10:13 AM
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ALA Press Release: Library, author, bookseller groups condemn legal action attempting to censor books in Virginia The American Library Association (ALA) joined with Virginia librarians and booksellers, publishers and civil liberties organizations to issue a statement on June 1 condemning a Virginia ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Jul 09, 2021 11:14 AM
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It is with no small measure of sadness that we announce that Ellie Diaz, OIF's Program Officer extraordinaire, will be leaving ALA full-time employment to begin new adventures.  Her last day as a full-time employee will be July 14.  Five years ago Ellie left her internship at the Public Programs Office ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Mar 23, 2021 11:23 AM
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(Apologies for cross-posting across communities) IFLA Journal  and the IFLA Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) Advisory Committee are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a special issue that marks the 20 th anniversary of the IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Dec 11, 2020 09:27 PM
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On Wednesday, the Lincoln Parish board voted to keep the books on the shelves.  Local news coverage: Lincoln Parish Library budget meeting turns into heated debate "After discussing many issues like censorship and what is an age appropriate book, the Lincoln Parish Library has voted "yes" to ...
Posted By Deborah Caldwell-Stone Jun 04, 2020 10:47 AM
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The ALA Executive Board is appointing a working group to evaluate, assess, and make recommendations to the ALA Operating Agreement that defines the relationship between ALA and Divisions.  Specifically, the WG will examine how the existing Operating Agreement is fulfilling the mission and values of the ...