Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor governmental activities and social justice issues affecting the professional interests of ARLIS/NA and to keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues and alert members to new developments.
Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts v.6 n.7, July 2020
Previous issues can be found here.
Black Lives Matter Updates
- Balzer, Cass. "Rethinking Police Presence." American Libraries, July 8, 2020.
- Bedrosian, Alyssa. "UNCG Launches Effort to Document Black Lives Matter Movement." UNCG News, July 23, 2020.
- Damon, Anjeanette. "Douglas County Sheriff to Library: Support Black Lives Matter? Don't Bother Calling 911." Reno Gazette Journal, July 28, 2020.
- Walsh, Sean Collins and Mensah M. Dean. "Free Library Director Siobhan Reardon Has Resigned Following Complaints about Workplace Racial Discrimination." Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2020.
- Bowley, Graham. "Museum Directors Fear Permanent Closure, an Alliance Survey Shows." The New York Times, July 22, 2020.
- Connaway, Lynn Silipigni. "The New Model Library. Welcome Home." Next, July 30, 2020.
- Gold, Kerry. "How Public Libraries Play a Vital Role in Restoring the Economy." Globe and Mail, July 28, 2020.
- Zauzmer, Julie. "Librarians Alarmed about Coronavirus Safety at D.C.'s Reopened Public Libraries." Washington Post, July 23, 2020.
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bishara, Hakim. “Turkish Activist and Arts Philanthropist Osman Kavala Nears 1,000 Days in Prison.” Hyperallergic, July 24, 2020.
- Greenberger, Alex. “Monument Replacing English Slave Trader Statue by Artist Marc Quinn Gets Removed.” ARTnews.Com, July 16, 2020.
- Jacobs, Julia. “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes.” The New York Times, July 16, 2020.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Congress Votes in Favor of Creating National Museum of the American Latino.” Hyperallergic, July 27, 2020.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol.” Hyperallergic, July 23, 2020.
- Small, Zachary. “For Some Artists, Election Season Means ‘Enough of Trump.’” New York Times, July 20, 2020.
- Solomon, Tessa. “This Independence Weekend, 80 Artists Will Protest Immigrant Incarceration In Nationwide Skywriting Campaign.” ARTnews.Com, July 3, 2020.
- Stromberg, Matt. “Open Letter Criticizes Getty for Racial Bias and Insensitivity.” Hyperallergic, July 17, 2020.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Albanese, Andrew. "Internet Archive Answers Publishers' Copyright Lawsuit." Publishers Weekly, July 29, 2020.
- Doctorow, Cory. "Mexico's New Copyright Law Puts Human Rights in Jeopardy." Electronic Frontier Foundation, July 24, 2020.
- Kahle, Brewster. "Libraries Lend Books, and Must Continue to Lend Books: Internet Archive Responds to Publishers’ Lawsuit." Internet Archive Blogs, July 29, 2020.
- Lamberson, Nicole. "The Statue of Liberty: A Copyright Inspiration." Library of Congress Copyright Blog, July 2, 2020.
- "A First Look at America’s Arts Industries Success in Accessing PPP Loans." Americans for the Arts, July 23, 2020.
- Greenberger, Alex. "Which Top U.S. Galleries, Museums, and Art Spaces Received Small Business Loans?" ARTnews, July 7, 2020.
- "IMLS Announces $18.2 Million Investment in U.S. Library Initiatives." IMLS, July 23, 2020.
- Kromer, Kathi. "Congress Introduces Library Stabilization Fund Act." American Libraries, July 8, 2020.
- Turner, Adrian. "'Building a National Finding Aid Network': Collaborative Research and Development Initiative Receives IMLS Funding Support." California Digital Library, July 28, 2020.
- Birch, Stephanie, Suzanne Stapleton, and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt. "Outreach from Academic Libraries: Supporting Our Local School District’s Diversity Initiative."College & Research Libraries News 81, no. 7 (July/August 2020).
- Brunskill, Amelia. “Without That Detail, I’m Not Coming”: The Perspectives of Students with Disabilities on Accessibility Information Provided on Academic Library Websites." College and Research Libraries 81, no 5 (July 2020).
- "Checklist for an Accessible Virtual Meeting & Presentation." Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT). July 17, 2020.
- "Podcast: ADA Anniversary – What Does the Future Look Like for People with Disabilities at Work?" Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT). July 23, 2020.
- Vine, Liz. "Training Matters: Student Employment and Learning in Academic Libraries." In The Library With The Lead Pipe. July 22, 2020.
- Brown, Stacy M. "Black Suffrage Heroes Honored in Digital Public Library." Washington Informer, July 29, 2020.
- Eggerton, John. "Biden FCC Would Restore Net Neutrality Rules." Multichannel News, July 10, 2020.
- Tomer, Adie and Lara Fishbane. "Bridging the Digital Divide through Digital Equity Offices." Brookings, July 23, 2020.
- Tsang, Daniel C. "National Security Law: Hong Kong's Librarians Must Stand Firm to Protect Intellectual Freedom." South China Morning Post, July 18, 2020.
- “2020 Open Education Conference to Be Held November 9-13 Online.” SPARC - News, July 29, 2020.
- “Michael J. Fox Foundation Crafts Open Access Policy to Advance Parkinson’s Research.” SPARC - News, July 14, 2020.
- Noorden, Richard Van. “Open-Access Plan S to Allow Publishing in Any Journal.” Nature. Nature Publishing Group, July 16, 2020.
- Data & Society. "Working from Home During COVID: New Cautions for HR Managers on Worker Surveillance," July 28, 2020.
- Librarians' Assembly of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. "Statement on Online Proctoring Services." ZSR Library, July 23, 2020.
- Marks, Joseph. "The Cybersecurity 202: Cybersecurity Pros Are Uniting in a Battle to Save Encryption." The Washington Post, July 7, 2020.
- Nield, David. "How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware." Wired. Accessed July 23, 2020.
- Young, Scott W. H., Paige Walker, Shea Swauger, Michelle J. Gibeault, Sara Mannheimer, and Jason A. Clark. "Participatory Approaches for Designing and Sustaining Privacy-Oriented Library Services." Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy 4, no. 4 (Winter 2019–2020 [posted July 31, 2020]). [paywall]
- Boyd, Aaron. "Library of Congress Wants to Try Adding Humans to Automated Processes," NextGov.com, July 22, 2020.
- "First Look: The Thing BBS." Rhizome, July 23, 2020.
- "Peace Corps, ASU Partner to Provide Digital Libraries Across the Globe." Daily Independent, July 11, 2020.
- Dirt and Art + Museum Transparency. "Annotated Bibliography of Institutional Callouts." Launched July 28, 2020.
- Li, Yanli. "Racial Pay Gap: An Analysis of CARL Libraries." Library Publications 45 (2021 [pre-print posted July 14, 2020]).
- Tang, Lydia, Bridget Malley, Chris Tanguay, and Zachary Tumlin. "Towards Inclusion: Best Practices for Hiring People with Disabilities." Archival Outlook, July/August 2020.
- Turner, Rachel. "Analyzing Cataloging Job Descriptions: Are Cataloging Jobs Disappearing, Changing, or Merging?" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, July 23, 2020, 1–12. [paywall]
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Amy Furness, Vaughan Hennen, Serenity Ibsen, Karly Wildenhaus, Lynora Williams, and Michael Wirtz.