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  1. Spectrum 20th Anniversary- Cohort Champions

    We seek 20 Cohort Champions to help us realize our Anniversary vision for  Spectrum 's 20 Years: A Celebration of Community.  We are looking for a Spectrum Scholar from each of our 20 cohorts and hope to identify a geographically dispersed group of 2 ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 04/14/2017 - 14:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Intersections | Superhero Stories

    By John Amundsen (jamundsen@ala.org) | Last month, our colleague Samantha Yanity wrote a post on Intersections on how librarians are ‘ superhero es’- providing access to information and resources that can change lives, and making their communities more in ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 04/14/2017 - 15:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. CPPA, COPA, CIPA: Which Is Which?

    “First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is ...

    KPEKOLL - 04/24/2017 - 20:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Intersections | Penn Libraries: The GOLD Standard

    By Amanpreet Kaur, Rachelle Nelson, and Rebecca Stuhr (amankaur@upenn.edu) | In 2005, the University of Pennsylvania's Vice Provost & Director of Libraries, Carton Rogers, charged a group to promote diversity in Penn Libraries.  The team consiste ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 04/03/2017 - 13:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Suggested Guidelines: How to Respond to Law Enforcement Requests for Library Records and User Information

    (excerpted from the Intellectual Freedom Manual, 9 th Edition (2015)   These suggested guidelines will help you prepare for and respond to requests from law enforcement while upholding First and Fourth Amendment freedoms, professional ethics, and state la ...

    DCALDWELL-STONE - 04/24/2017 - 08:04 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Anthony Bishop named Assistant Professor of Instructional Design

    Anthony Bishop, a 2011- 2012 Spectrum Scholar,  has accepted a tenure-track faculty position as the Assistant Professor of Instructional Design in the Library department with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) a part of the City University ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/31/2017 - 15:44 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Intersections | LGBT Legal Resources: A LibGuide Evolution

    By Emma Wood (emma.wood@umassd.edu) | A few years ago I created a LibGuide on the topic of same-sex marriage.  The online guide presented resources and strategies for finding gay marriage articles and caselaw, with a heavy focus on surveying state legisla ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 03/30/2017 - 11:30 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Kai Forsley interns with Wikimedia

    Kai Forsley, a 2015-2016 Spectrum Scholar, is pursuing a number of exciting projects during her final semester at San Jose State University. Kai is currently completing an internship at the Wikimedia Foundation (which administers Wikipedia).  "I’ve c ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/31/2017 - 17:08 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Alicia K. Long chairs selection of Pura Belpré Awards

    Alicia K. Long has been appointed Chair of the Pura Belpré Award.   Alicia was a member of the PBA committee in 2014. This exciting honor provides Alicia the opportunity to work in the cross-section of library science and education while pursuing her inte ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/31/2017 - 16:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Resolution to Protect Library User Confidentiality in Self-Serve Hold Practices

    WHEREAS, the ALA Code of Ethics states, “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted”; and WHEREAS, the American Library Asso ...

    DCALDWELL-STONE - 04/12/2017 - 00:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

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