Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Corporatization of "American Libraries"

I’m in a bit of a tizzy, working on my presentation for the ALISE 2016 Conference (http://sched.co/5apH) and preparing for a slew of meetings at ALA Midwinter, so this post will be somewhat brief.
In case you have missed it, please check out this blog post from Stewart Varner and Patricia Hswe.
Like me, I hope you will take time to send some feedback to American Libraries about this egregious misstep.
Some possibilities:
1)      Contact editor and publisher Laurie D. Borman at lborman@ala.org
2)      Email the magazine directly at americanlibraries@ala.org
3)      Tweet to @amlibraries
4)      If you will be in Boston, talk to someone from American Libraries in person.
5)      Be supportive of Varner and Hswe by sharing their blog post and by sharing their original article once it becomes available in the Carolina Digital repository at UNC in February.

[On a more positive note, if you will be in Boston for ALISE or ALAMW, safe travels!]

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