Friday, February 10, 2017

Libraries Resist

Today is a short post but an important one. With the current political environment here in the US, our profession's core values are at stake. Thankfully, the Que(e)ry Librarians started a Google Document with lots of different resources to help libraries and library works in the resistance. Their goal is to help libraries answer the question: How do we help communities made (more) vulnerable by the new administration?

You can access their Google Document here: You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

In the document, you'll find many resources for these topics:

  • Privacy, Surveillance, and Security
  • Free Speech, Protests, Demonstrations
  • Fake News, Propaganda, Fact Checking, Media Literacy
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Library/Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries
  • Preserving Vulnerable Data and Collections
  • Archiving Resistance History
  • Resisting in Library Work
  • Literature and Art of Resistance
  • Resources for Children, Teens, Young Adults
  • Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
  • Multilingual, Translation, and Language Education
  • Accessibility, Disability, Assistive/Adaptive Technologies
  • Library Programs, Displays, Exhibits
  • Reference and Public Service
  • Cataloging, Metadata, Collecting and Acquisition
  • Net Neutrality, Open Access, Fair Use
  • Labor and Staffing
  • Sustainable Libraries
  • Social Media
This is a work in progress, but we applaud the Que(e)ry Librarians for their hard work. It is a great place to start when learning about your rights and to find great resources to recommend to patrons. It is going to be a long four years, but we're more powerful working together. #LibrariesResist

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