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June 2020

Little House, Big Problem: What To Do with “Classic” Books That Are Also Racist (SLJ)

By Marva Hinton, May 28, 2020, School Library Journal. Figuring out to how to handle classics that critics say haven’t aged well can be tough for librarians charged with putting together school collections. Students have been reading To Kill a Mockingbird, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , and the “Little House” series for generations, and for many years, having these “classics” available in school libraries was a given. But today, some media specialists are questioning the proper place for...

Pop-up libraries find new ways to promote services, improve outreach (NACo)

By Rachel Looker, June 8, 2020, NACo - county news. When looking to find new ways to promote library services to the public, staff from Orange County, Calif. Public Libraries knew they would need to go beyond the typical promotional items to bring awareness of what libraries can offer to the community. Regional Services Manager Matthew Patsel and his team launched the Pop-Up Libraries Program in 2018 to raise public awareness of the services that are available at Orange County libraries. The...

I'm a coronavirus contact tracer. Asking vulnerable people to stay home isn't always easy.

By Shawna Sherman, June 3, 2020, USA Today. I may not be a medical professional but I am a member of this community. The work of contact tracers can help ease distress and even save lives. Just three months ago, I worked as a librarian at the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch, where I answered questions on a reference desk. Now, I spend my days calling strangers to ask: Have you had any novel coronavirus symptoms in the last three days? Are you able to stay at home? Can we monitor...

Public Libraries Innovate to Serve Vulnerable Populations on the Front Lines of COVID-19 (Urban Libraries Council)

Press Release may 26, 2020, Urban Libraries Council. Public libraries across the U.S. and Canada are taking bold and innovative measures to mitigate the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on children, low-income families, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness and other high-risk populations. Through dynamic partnerships with local government, new digital service models, reimagined library spaces and other innovative approaches, these new efforts reflect a rapid evolution of the...

ULC President & CEO Issues Statement on the Role of Libraries in Dismantling Systemic Racism (Urban Libraries Council)

June 1, 2020, Urban Libraries Council Newsroom Blog. The Urban Libraries Council President & CEO Susan Benton has issued the following statement today (June 1): “The Urban Libraries Council stands with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and all who are calling for immediate, collective action to end the systemic racism and inequity entrenched in our communities. “While the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has set the stage for a “new normal,” the past months have been filled with...

North American Libraries Send Strong Message of Inclusion, Commitment to Racial and Social Equity, to Their Communities (Urban Library Council)

June 1, 2020, Urban Libraries Council Newsroom Blog. In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, 164 public libraries across North America signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity . This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just. [ Please click here to read more. ]

Public Libraries Innovate to Serve Vulnerable Populations on the Front Lines of COVID-19 (Urban Libraries Council)

May 26, 2020, Urban Libraries Council Newsroom Blog. Public libraries across the U.S. and Canada are taking bold and innovative measures to mitigate the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on children, low-income families, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness and other high-risk populations. Through dynamic partnerships with local government, new digital service models, reimagined library spaces and other innovative approaches, these new efforts reflect a rapid evolution of the...

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