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Kristin Pekoll

Assistant Director,
American Library Association

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Assistant Director, American Library Association
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Posted By Kristin Pekoll May 12, 2022 09:02 AM
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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is happening June 23-28, 2022, in Washington, D.C., and we're excited to be together again. This year's conference offers more than 160 education sessions, inspiring thought leaders and celebrity speakers, and The Library Marketplace with more than 550 exhibitors, ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Apr 28, 2022 02:59 PM
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Published April 21, 2022 View the newsletter in your browser Find other IFRT Newsletters on the  website . If you're not receiving the newsletters by email, please contact IFRT staff liaison  kpekoll@ala.org  to verify your newsletter status.
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Apr 14, 2022 04:57 PM
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[cross posted on behalf of COPE] Hello, The ALA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) would appreciate feedback on the revised preamble of the ALA Code of Ethics by Sunday, May 1, 2022. Please feel free to share this message widely. Feedback and comments can be posted on the Google Doc (linked ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Apr 14, 2022 08:38 AM
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[cross-posted on behalf of ALA's Office of Accreditation] Your initial feedback is welcome on the proposed Standards for Accreditation revision via this brief survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMQ92H9 now open and to remain so through May 13, 2022. The survey is primarily three questions ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Apr 13, 2022 10:04 AM
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United for Libraries and OIF to present May 11 webinar on 'First Amendment Audits: What Your Library Board and Staff Need to Know' Press Release: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/04/united-libraries-and-oif-present-may-11-webinar-first-amendment-audits-what This webinar is free for Intellectual ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Apr 05, 2022 11:53 AM
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The 2022 ALA/IFRT election will close on April 6, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today! Voting in the ALA/IFRT election opened March 14, with members receiving an email announcement between March 14-16 containing voting instructions. Didn't receive ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Apr 04, 2022 10:37 AM
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Press Release: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/04/national-library-week-kicks-state-america-s-libraries-report-annual-top-10 State of America's Libraries Report 2022 Promotional Tools: https://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2022-promotional-tools Retweet: https://twi ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Mar 14, 2022 09:18 AM
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The ALA Election is now open. Polls opened this morning at 9 a.m. Central Time on Monday, March 14, 2022. ALA members who renewed their membership by January 31, 2022 will be able to cast a digital ballot to vote for association-wide leadership that will shape the future and direction of the association. ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Mar 01, 2022 04:22 PM
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On behalf of the ALA Executive Board, I am sharing the following press release that ALA Stands with Ukrainian Library Community Here are the links: American Libraries: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/ala-stands-with-ukrainian-library-community/ Press Release: https://www.al ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Feb 10, 2022 02:09 PM
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[forwarding for ALA Governance] One of your member benefits is to vote for the Association's future member leaders. The 2022 election is an important opportunity for your voice to be heard. The 2022 ALA Election will open March 14, 2022 and will run through April 6, 2022. The ALA Presidential ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Feb 01, 2022 09:16 AM
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The Intellectual Freedom Blog is seeking bloggers for a one-year commitment. The blog's purpose is to educate and encourage discussions about intellectual freedom principles, and promote the value of libraries, librarians, and professional membership in the American Library Association. The blog is managed ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jan 31, 2022 10:32 AM
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Press Release The American Library Association's (ALA) Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) is offering a new resource, Addressing Challenges to Books by Problematic Authors Q&A, that will guide librarians by providing detailed information about what it means when an author is labeled "problematic" ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jan 11, 2022 02:41 PM
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Freedom to Read Foundation Seeks Nominations for Board of Trustees The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is seeking individuals who are willing to sustain and support the Foundation's mission to stand as candidates for election to its 2022-2023 Board of Trustees. FTRF is a non-profit legal and educational ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jan 06, 2022 02:37 PM
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Happy New Year I hope everyone received the January 2022 IFRT Newsletter in their email inbox. If not, you still have an opportunity to find out more about the IFRT Emerging Leader, the Merritt Fund, the new Banned Authors Calendar, and upcoming programs at LibLearnX. in the IFRT Connect Library ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jan 06, 2022 02:25 PM
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Published January 6, 2022 View the newsletter in your browser Find other IFRT Newsletters on the  website . If you're not receiving the newsletters by email, please contact IFRT staff liaison  kpekoll@ala.org  to verify your newsletter status.
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jan 05, 2022 11:44 AM
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Conducting a Privacy Audit With Julie Oborny & Erin Berman. A 90-minute workshop. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:30 pm Eastern | 1:30 pm Central | 12:30 pm Mountain | 11:30 am Pacific If the crises and disasters of this past year have taught us anything, it's that libraries change according to circumstance. ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Nov 30, 2021 09:54 AM
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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. https://www.facebook.com/freedomtoread/posts/10157893971767303 https://www.facebook.com/freedomtoread/posts/10157893960607303 https://www.facebook.com/merrittfund/posts/10158361678158730 ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Nov 29, 2021 07:52 PM
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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. https://twitter.com/ALALibrary/status/1465466608554553349 https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLibraryAssociation/photos/a.10150156943434771/10159528282144771 https://www.instagr ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Nov 29, 2021 05:36 PM
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Please share! Press Release Permalink Due to a dramatic uptick in book challenges and outright removal of books from libraries, ALA's Executive Board and the Boards of Directors for all of ALA's eight divisions have released the following joint statement regarding attempts to remove materials that ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Nov 12, 2021 01:04 PM
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You may have noticed an increase in censorship news. You would not be wrong. This week's Intellectual Freedom News has 48 news stories in the censorship section.  You can always read the Intellectual Freedom News on the blog. You can also recieve it directly to your inbox by subscribing.  You can find ...