Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alert, October 2021

APPC News Alert ,

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. The articles complied in the News Alerts bring to the forefront recent news from a range of perspectives designed to elicit discussion; they are not compiled to represent the views of ARLIS as an organization or the members of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee.

Previous issues can be found here:

Activism and Social Justice in the Arts

Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)

Antiracism in the LIS Profession: Not Just Lip Service.” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, October 13, 2021.

Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information

  “Afghans Bury Paintings and Hide Books out of Fear of Taliban Crackdown on Arts and Culture.Washington Post, September 29, 2021.

Open Access

Digital Privacy



This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Sarah Hamerman, Rachel Harris, Lauren McDaniel, Petra Warren, and Michael Wirtz.