[Libs-Or] Fwd: [lita-l] Statements from ALA and GLBTRT in re Orlando

Max Macias max.macias at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 08:35:44 PDT 2016


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From: Andromeda Yelton <andromeda.yelton at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 8:31 AM
Subject: Re: [lita-l] Statements from ALA and GLBTRT in re Orlando
To: LITA-L <lita-l at lists.ala.org>


Here is the page that lists community service activities at ALA and
relevant information resources (whether or not you're coming to Orlando):
http://2016.alaannual.org/orlando-relief-activities

This page is being actively updated, so check back frequently.

Please also keep in mind that your LGBT patrons and colleagues are having a
hard time right now. Here are things your library can do to be supportive:
http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/tools#toolkit Similarly, please keep in mind that
Muslims or people frequently mistaken for them (like Sikhs) are also facing
elevated prejudice right now, and that the Latinx community has been
specifically threatened.

I don't think I can say it better than Chris Bourg, director of libraries
at MIT: "I wish there were words I could share that would make this latest
tragedy easier to deal with; but I don’t think there are any. I do know
that being kind and gentle and loving to ourselves and to each other feels
all the more important right now. So the best I can do is encourage us all
to practice extra acts of kindness – random and intentional – in the coming
days and weeks."
https://chrisbourg.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/on-orlando-and-my-first-tattoo/

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Andromeda Yelton <
andromeda.yelton at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am sure you are all as shocked and saddened as I am about the mass
> shooting in Orlando. I wanted to pass along the following statements by ALA
> President Sari Feldman and GLBTRT chair Peter Coyl:
>
>
> http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/06/ala-president-responds-orlando-mass-shooting
>
> https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/orlando-statement-from-glbtrt/
>
> As many of us will be in Orlando soon for ALA Annual, plans are emerging
> for community service activities we can undertake in response and
> solidarity. Those plans are referenced in both statements and the LITA
> board will be sure to keep LITA-L apprised as specifics develop.
>
> --
> Andromeda Yelton
> Board of Directors/Vice-President Elect, Library & Information Technology
> Association: http://www.lita.org
> http://andromedayelton.com
> @ThatAndromeda <http://twitter.com/ThatAndromeda>
>



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