In the spirit of fixing actual things that need to be fixed, I'd like
to point out the really positive news out of the ALA about them
and AAAS about them recognising issues with current fellows
Both of these are the result of concerted campaigns over several years
by groups of named individuals with clear, concrete, goals in mind and
explicit strategies of how to get there.
Without a doubt things need to improve in libraries, but I don't see
petitions such as this an effective method of improving them.
If there is anyone wanting to discuss strategies, my emails are open.
Publicising locally the two recent advances mentioned above is going
to be on my to-do list.
...let us be heard from red core to black sky
On Fri, 28 Jun 2019 at 23:12, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2019, at 11:13 PM, S B <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Dear Library Community,
> > I have always known the library community to be forward thinking and helpful. Through this journey of writing about sexual harassment in libraries, I have become concerned about the lack of sexual harassment awareness trainings and open and positive dialogue on the subject. Yes, articles have been written. Yes, some individual libraries as well as some systems and associations are doing training and having conversation. That is great and should not be overlooked. In many cases, though, it is the exact opposite.
> > In a profession that is so progressive, why does sexual harassment awareness seem to take a back seat?
> > I created a petition about sexual harassment awareness in libraries. Would you consider signing and sharing? You don’t have to be in the library profession to sign.
> > Thank you for your consideration of this request. Many Thanks!
> > Petition Link:
> > http://chng.it/PzRB4BQp5f
> If the sorts of notes above persist, then I will look into their whereabouts & see if we can get rid of them. Now back to our regular programming. --Eric Morgan, List Owner