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Kristin Pekoll

Assistant Director,
American Library Association

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Posted By Kristin Pekoll Oct 13, 2021 2:57 PM
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Hello Friends You may have noticed an increase in the challenges in school districts across the country. Because so many of them target Lawn Boy and Gender Queer, we published a blog post that includes some helpful resources for the books and some general guidance. Lawn Boy and Gender Queer: The Trend ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Sep 30, 2021 4:33 PM
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Hi Trish, I think you can be a chapter councilor and volunteer to be on a committee. But the two aren't connected. Kristin Kristin Pekoll, CAE Assistant Director Office for Intellectual Freedom ALAAmericanLibraryAssociation 225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601 312.280.4221 ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Sep 30, 2021 9:45 AM
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Hi folks! Don't forget to submit your volunteer application for Association, Council, and Joint Committees by September 30, 2021! That's TODAY!!! We encourage ALA members to lead together for change by volunteering to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2022-2024 term (beginning July ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Sep 23, 2021 1:34 PM
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IFRT Chair, Rhonda Evans, is still looking for an IFRT member to serve as a liaison to the EDI Assembly. Responsibilities Share updates to the IFRT executive board during meetings or on ConnectRepresent the IFRT in discussions and share IFRT events and publicationsPresent other organizations with ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Sep 22, 2021 4:36 PM
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Join One World Lit and the American Library Association on Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom for a special Ideas & Action virtual event where we investigate-and celebrate-Banned Books Week, the freedom of ideas, and the necessity and power of even the most discomforting truths.  Featuring ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Sep 7, 2021 5:23 PM
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So far, 15 response have been recorded.  IFRT has sponsored Emerging Leaders for the last few years. The program puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations. Many of the ELs have continued to participate in IFRT after ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Sep 3, 2021 9:56 AM
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[cross-posted] We wanted to reach out and give you a brief update on what is currently happening with the federal budget reconciliation packet, or "Build Back Better" bill, and its relation to the Build America's Libraries Act. As you may be aware, last week, the House approved the Senate's Fiscal ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Aug 10, 2021 10:50 AM
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Feel free to share the news item. The American Library Association is pleased to announce an inaugural Virtual Volunteer Fair to be held on September 14, 2021, from 11:30 am 1:30 pm CT. The fair will be an opportunity for ALA Members to drop in and speak with committee members and staff liaisons from ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Aug 3, 2021 10:13 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 Jul 27, 2021 4:33 PM
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The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP) is the official journal of the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), an office of the American Library Association. Quarterly publications include substantive essays, peer-reviewed articles, legal briefs, court rulings, and book banning incidents. ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jul 27, 2021 11:48 AM
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Please share Join Banned Books Week and Honorary Chair Jason Reynolds on Monday, August 2, at 4:00 p.m. EDT for a #BannedBooksChat on Twitter! Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for young people, including All American Boys (with Brendan Kiely), Ghost, Long ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jul 23, 2021 12:30 PM
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ALA invites library workers to apply for the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Focus on Small and Rural Libraries. Up to 100 libraries will be awarded in this round of grantmaking, part of ALA's longtime community engagement initiative. Library workers may apply online for grant funding by September ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jul 7, 2021 12:16 PM
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Hello Friends, Nancy Bolt has shared draft Guidelines for Library Services to Displaced Populations. See her message below. Dear Colleague, The IFLA Section Library Services to People with Special Needs has been working on Guidelines for Library Services to Displaced Populations. These Guidelines ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jun 24, 2021 5:43 PM
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All members of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table should be receiving a quarterly email from IFRT. Today the 2021 edition of the IFRT Report has been published. An email was sent with a handful of abbreviated blurbs. I hope you enjoy reading the annual report that outlines the discussions, planning, ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jun 24, 2021 5:14 PM
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Published June 24, 2021 View the IFRT Report 2021 in your browser Find other IFRT Reports on the  website . If you're not receiving the IFRT Reports or Newsletters by email, please contact IFRT staff liaison kpekoll@ala.org to verify your subscription status.
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jun 11, 2021 5:07 PM
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The American Library Association worked with a team of librarians and media literacy experts to create a free set of resources for programming librarians. With the following resources, your library can help respond to the need for adult media literacy in training your community. To stay informed of ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll Jun 9, 2021 10:05 AM
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[forwarding on behalf of ALA Governance] ALA President-elect Patricia "Patty" Wong invites members to attend free Virtual Inauguration You are invited to take part in a historic virtual event! Join Patricia "Patty" Wong at 1 p.m. CT on June 29, as she begins her term as the first Asian American ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll May 21, 2021 2:34 PM
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Congratulations Erin on receiving the California Library Association's Zoia Horn Award for Intellectual Freedom!! https://twitter.com/MohawkLibrarian/status/1392902463661875200 https://www.cla-net.org/page/118 Erin Berman is a fierce privacy advocate, leading the American Library Association's Privacy ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll May 19, 2021 10:26 AM
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Hello all, This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your resume and build awareness of the issues of professional ethics, privacy, and intellectual freedom in public libraries. The primary audience of United for Libraries is trustees, friends, and foundations, who often do not have professional ...
Posted By Kristin Pekoll May 18, 2021 5:02 PM
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[posted on behalf of Crystal Schimpf] While it is an honor to be elected IFRT Treasurer, I must unexpectedly step down. Not long after the election results were reported, I accepted a new job as a public library director in New Hampshire. This new position will place considerable demands on my time, ...