Libraries Respond: 2016 Election - Contribute to the Community


Libraries across the nation are joining to provide community resources for the populations they serve. Academic, school, and public libraries have pulled together resources to offer support and hope to marginalized and oppressed library users especially those who are currently  experiencing an increase in verbal or physical abuse. 


Resources from ALA

Post-Election Library   Programming Librarian features,  in their current issue, what local library branches are doing to support the communities they serve in this post-election world. 

Finding the Right Words ACRL's shares responses from higher education and academic librarians on the election. 

Serving Refugees  YALSA writes an interesting blog post on how libraries serve as a refuge in trying times. 


Other Resources 

 Texas State Libraries and Archives have compiled a comprehensive list of resources for librarians in order to better serve their communities.

 The Library as Incubator Project writes compelling and useful articles for the library and information science profession.   This article, written  by Erinn Batykefer, details her experience creating a program for the Black Lives Matter movement and how libraries can use this model to serve their communities. 

School Library Journal  Grace Hwang Lynch writes an article outlining how librarians and their communities responding to post-election life. 



For more information, please contact: 

ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 4294
Fax: 312-280-3256