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  1. Banned Books Week Box

    The Banned Books Week Box is a literary subscription that fights censorship. Sent once a year, the box contains the newest Banned Books Week products at a 15% discount. Sales support the Office for Intellectual Freedom's work in defending the right t ...

    EDIAZ - 04/27/2019 - 12:24 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Creating a Space of Important Conversations about Race

    By: Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, Peterborough Town Library Talking about race respectfully and effectively is a daunting prospect. Last summer at the Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire, I had the opportunity to create a program ...

    AHAYES - 04/26/2019 - 09:09 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Research Spotlight: Mapping Race and Racism in the U.S. Library History Literature

    By Twanna K. Hodge, Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library As part of the Diversity Research Grants Program sponsored by ODLOS, we've started a monthly spotlight on research advancing issues of equity, diversity, and inclus ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2019 - 13:22 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Interviews with candidates for ALA President 2020-2021

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee gathered questions from the greater Spectrum Scholar community and chose three questions to pose to the candidates for the 2020-2021 ALA Presidency, Julius Jefferson, Jr. and Lance Werner. The 2019 ALA Elections open March ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/11/2019 - 11:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Banned Books Week Materials

    Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event that highlights the benefits of unrestricted reading and draws attention to censorship attempts. This year's Banned Books Week theme is "Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Ligh ...

    EDIAZ - 05/22/2019 - 15:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. ALA 2019 Elections: Spectrum Leaders

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee has compiled this list of Spectrum Scholars standing for office in the 2019 ALA Elections. We encourage you to support the mission of the Spectrum Scholarship Program by supporting these leaders!  If you're a Scholar s ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/11/2019 - 15:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Practicing Self-Care

    By Carla Davis-Castro, Research Librarian, Library of Congress When it comes to self-care, I have learned a lot from my dogs, Salsa and Tango. Our busy lives may leave us last on our priority list, but here are some things you can do for yourself in order ...

    AHAYES - 03/12/2019 - 10:21 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. EDI in Our Libraries

    An initiative of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo and her Diversity Advisory Board, this EDI video series gives visibility to a diverse representation of library workers, champions, and patrons to help deepen the understanding of the principles of equity, ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/17/2019 - 13:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Spectrum Event Planning

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee maintains a central Calendar of Events where Spectrum Scholars can find opportunities to network and engage face-to-face throughout the year, as well as keep track of deadlines for all Spectrum professional development oppo ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 10/30/2018 - 16:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Staying Mindful

    By Christine F. Smith, Collections Services Librarian, Concordia University With the library profession being referred to as a highly stressful job, it’s important for those who work in libraries to develop a toolkit to keep oneself healthy and happy, at ...

    AHAYES - 03/22/2019 - 09:58 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues