April 23, 2017

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Educators Respond to the Federal Repeal of Transgender Bathroom Protection

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Librarians and teachers, as well as government and school district officials, have spoken out against the revocation and vowed support for all students.

After Election, Librarians, Book Creators Vow To Support Children

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Librarians are addressing student concerns with “safe spaces,” support groups, book displays, special programming—and lots of hugs.

Libraries Are Not Neutral | Opinion

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The Joint Chiefs of Storytime Underground have a clear position: Librarianship is not a neutral profession, and libraries are not neutral spaces.

Guerrilla Storytime Is Growing Up | ALA Midwinter 2015

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Along with singing, rhyming, and clapping, the popular Guerrilla Storytime sessions at ALA addressed scenarios librarians might face: emotional children, an ambulance appearing outside the window, or a power outage.

YA Smackdown at 2015 ALA Midwinter

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At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, teen services librarians dipped into the “challenge bucket” and talked fandoms, profanity, and crying teens during the YA Smackdown sessions.

Minding the Gap with Teen Services Underground

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Teen services librarians longing for practical yet convivial professional dialogue have found it online in the blog “Teen Services Underground,” which debuted during the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

Ditch Holiday Programming | Opinion

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Allow me to explain why your library should not provide holiday programs this winter, or ever. Instead, get creative—and offer programs in which everyone in your community can participate.