[Michlib-l] ALA News for July 18, 2017

Steven Bowers sbowers at wayne.edu
Wed Jul 19 15:46:14 EDT 2017

ALA News for July 18, 2017


American Library Association urges retention of 2015 Open Internet protections
The American Library Association (ALA) continues the fight for an open internet for all. In comments filed<http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/telecom/netneutrality/AALL%20ALA%20COSLA%20Comments%20July%202017.pdf> at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ALA questions the need to review current net neutrality rules and urges regulators to maintain the strong, enforceable rules already in place.

ALA Council passes resolution in response to removal of data on global climate change
At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, ALA Council passed a resolution calling for libraries to preserve and make available factual, scientific data, information and literature both from government and citizen sources pointing to evidence of global climate change. The resolution is in response to the current Administration’s removal of data and information files on global climate change from the websites of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency<http://www.epa.gov/> and the White House Action Plan on Climate Change<https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/image/president27sclimateactionplan.pdf>.

ALA Council resolution calls for libraries to create responsible spaces
At the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALA Council passed a resolution regarding libraries as responsible spaces. As part of the Committee on Diversity report, this resolution is in response to a documented increase in hate crimes occurring in libraries.

ALA Council adopts interpretations on politics and equity, diversity, inclusion
At the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALA Council adopted two interpretations authored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) that address recent dialogues on diversity and politics.

LITA committee seeks innovative proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference
The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals.


LLAMA webinar focuses on the importance of developing a personal philosophy of librarianship

New eCourse shows how to market your library

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