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Posted By Michael Gorman Jul 17, 2022 07:48 AM
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Dear ReneeYou have my sympathy in the confrontations you had with these bigoted yahoos and I am so sorry you had to give up your job. I do hope people and groups in ALA note your statement about the origins of the "dispute" and, at very least, issue a strong statement about the right of all to employment ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Jul 15, 2022 08:51 PM
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(CNN)A small-town library in Iowa is scrambling to reopen after community complaints about its book selection prompted full-time staff members to resign. The controversy started over complaints about books on display for children with information on the LGBTQ community, according to Jimmy Kelly, board ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Jul 12, 2022 06:24 AM
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Dear Ms PekollThank you for your sterling service to the profession and to all concerned with intellectual freedom.All the best in your next endeavors.Michael Gorman -------------------------------Michael Gorman 525 W. Superior, #225 Chicago, Illinois 60654 ------------------------------- 312-475-0 ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Mar 01, 2022 05:31 AM
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The English translation of this appeal from the Presidium of the Ukrainian Library Association was posted on the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres website: The appeal of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Library Association to the Library Community of Ukraine ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Dec 08, 2021 05:42 AM
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From the New Statesman Megan Nolan: My mother gently let me know from an early age that she didn't believe in what I was being taught in my Catholic school and in Mass. I managed to hang on to my self-important, girlish faith for a good long time. But when I was in my mid-teens I became very righteous ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Nov 22, 2021 07:40 AM
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Chicago sun-times, 20211122 When a group of conservative Downers Grove parents organized this year to oppose mask mandates and equity initiatives at schools, it led to some tense school board meetings in the western suburb. Yet students at Downers North and Downers South high schools said they didn't ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Nov 11, 2021 07:45 AM
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From Aaron Blake's article in yesterday's Washington post: Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) had attacked McAuliffe for, as governor, vetoing a bill to allow parents to opt their children out of reading assignments they deem to be explicit. The impetus was a famous book from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Oct 26, 2021 08:38 AM
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NBC/Meet the Press "A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from 1987 has suddenly become the hottest topic in the Virginia governor's race, as Republican Glenn Youngkin charged that Democrat Terry McAuliffe blocked parents from protecting their children from explicit classroom material, while McAuliffe ...
Posted By Michael Gorman Jun 28, 2021 07:01 AM
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If it is not too much trouble ,,, Thanks, Michael --- ---------------------------- Michael Gorman 525 W. Superior, #225 Chicago, Illinois 60654 ------------------------------- 312-475-0857
Posted By Michael Gorman Jun 28, 2021 04:41 AM
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Dear Martin Thank you. Could you elaborate on the "cost containment" and where the cuts were (if specifics and examples were given)? Michael --- ---------------------------- Michael Gorman 525 W. Superior, #225 Chicago, Illinois 60654 ------------------------------- 312-475-0857
Posted By Michael Gorman Dec 17, 2016 09:16 AM
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I am strongly in favor of requiring an MLS (and actual library experience) of an Executive Director. Making a requirement optional is, in effect abolishing the requirement. The relationship between the ED and the Presidents, Executive Board, and Council can be hard enough without having to deal ...