[Libs-Or] To ALA or Not...

c wacker wackt55 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 14 18:12:25 PST 2017

Honestly, the two places I consider sanctuary against everything political is my church and the library. My church has disappointed me on that point, but I can make sure that the library will always be a sanctuary for people to not have to deal with this crap. Why do we even need to take a side? How about this: We say we are hopeful that we as librarians will be able to have a good relationship with the new administration. End of subject, we all go on with our lives. I am tired of TV, the 'news', entertainers and clothing shops thinking that their political opinion is important to me. Cheryl Spangler 

    On Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:36 AM, Max Macias <max.macias at gmail.com> wrote:

 Someone on a list I'm on recently posted that they were hesitant to renew their ALA membership because of the recent ALA Press release scandal.  You can read about it on Librarian in Black here: http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/alastatements/. The person who posted asked the group what they thought about renewing their ALA memberships.  
I'm not a member of the ALA, but I work with them on issues concerning Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.  I'm on the ALA EDI implementation Work Group and I try to represent marginalized people who can't afford membership or conference participation (among other things).  
For the rest of my response, please see my blog post on this subject: 


Max Macias 


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