Libraries have historically supported the freedom for all to hold, receive and disseminate ideas without restriction - also known as intellectual freedom. IFLA’s claim that intellectual freedom is a human right is a reflection of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. read more...
64 percent of Americans had been personally affected by a major data breach or data theft incident, according to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center. read more...
In this developing situation, six people where shot at library shooting in Clovis, New Mexico. Read more at koat.com/article/sources-multiple-people-killed-in-library-shooting/12109393
Their story sounds very much like our story. Nyack Library workers voted Monday night to unionize, making it among the small handful of Rockland County libraries where employees are covered by unions. During a secret ballot election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board, staffers voted 33 to 7 in favor of establishing a union … Continue reading Nyack Library Workers Vote to Unionize
There are a number of funds set up to help rebuild the libraries in Louisiana, destroyed due to the recent flooding. Two to consider are: Rebuild Tanglewood Library American Association of School Librarians And check out Trey Veazey’s blog posting requesting help (he is a full-time librarian & literacy specialist at Glen Oaks Park Elementary … Continue reading Rebuilding School & Classroom Libraries in Louisiana
On June 23, 2016, Rainelle, West Virginia experienced a historic and devastating flood. Many homes and businesses were destroyed. Also included in the devastation was Rainelle's Public Library. All the books were lost, and the building needs significant repairs and may even need to be completely rebuilt. In a small town with many low-income citizens, … Continue reading Rainelle Public Library Relief Fund
There are several organizations that I know of where you can make donations that will help those who have been impacted by this past weekend's horrible flooding in West Virginia. Greenbrier Humane Society United Way of Greenbrier Valley Rhema Christian Center (housing a shelter)
Please take a moment and sign the petition for legislation that allows (but does not mandate) libraries to set up a program to address opioid overdoses within library buildings in New York State. Contact Your Elected Officials Today NYS Libraries Need Your Support! TAKE ACTION NOW and tell your representatives that you support S.7860/A.10364! NOW … Continue reading Allow Libraries to Prevent Opioid Deaths
Librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd was killed during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina last June. The Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Reading & Civic Engagement will promote literacy and a love of reading, particularly among low-income children. The foundation’s first big effort is a two-city book drive in Charleston and … Continue reading Family of Murdered Librarian Launches Literacy Effort
Westhampton Library Staff Association Members with NYSUT Regional Staff at the Long Island Library Conference (Rachel Mayo, Barbara Fox, Jessie Leiken, Susan Berdinka, Stephanie McEvoy, Jocelyn Kalieta, Melissa Fried, Trudy Rudnick): @NYSUT public library locals w/ @NYSUTSRO & @Nysutnro regional staff at LI Library Conference pic.twitter.com/uvA2A0ca3i — NYSUT Nassau RO (@Nysutnro) May 5, 2016