Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, August 2021
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.
Previous issues can be found here: APPC News Alert - Art Libraries Society of North America (arlisna.org)
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bishara, Hakim. “With Afghan Artists at Risk, Hundreds Sign Letter Asking US to Protect Them.” Hyperallergic, August 24, 2021.
- Ditmars, Hadani. “‘What They Could Have Become’: Artist Johnny Bandura Creates Mural Imagining the Lost Futures of 215 Kamloops Children.” The Art Newspaper, August 23, 2021.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. “Can the Arts Help Drive Vaccinations? Yes, According to the CDC.” Hyperallergic, August 13, 2021.
- Packard, Cassie. “Smithsonian Repatriates Sacred Items to the Siksika Nation.” Hyperallergic, August 9, 2021.
- Peet, Lisa. “Reveal Digital Collects, Digitizes American Prison Newspapers.” Library Journal, August 10, 2021.
- Solomon, Tessa. “Artist Nan Goldin Leads Protest Over Proposed Settlement Offer for Sackler Family.” Com, August 11, 2021.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Haigh, Susan. “CARL Applauds Supreme Court’s Copyright Ruling on the Application of Tariffs and Fair Dealing.” Canadian Association of Research Libraries, July 30, 2021.
- Albanese, Andrew. “Publishers Blast Internet Archive’s ‘Extraordinary’ Demand for Sales Data.” Com, August 13, 2021.
- Canadian Association of Research Libraries. “CARL Releases Documentation to Support Canadian Repositories’ Participation in OpenAIRE.” Canadian Association of Research Libraries, August 16, 2021.
- Canadian Association of University Teachers. “Newswire: August 2021—Federal Election, Vaccination Requirements and Court Wins.” CAUT Newswire, August 27, 2021.
- Canadian Association of University Teachers. “Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Students and Post-Secondary Education.” CAUT Newswire, August 4, 2021.
- Spangler, Todd. “Twitter Is Turning a Blind Eye to Music Copyright Infringement, Group of U.S. Reps Says.” Variety, August 2, 2021.
- S. Copyright Office. “U.S. Copyright Office and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Host October 26, 2021, Event on Machine Learning and Copyright.” NewsNet, August 2, 2021.
- “Additional $2.9 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Awarded to Museums and Libraries.” IMLS, August 25, 2021.
- “Earmarks Are Back! Understanding How 'Member-Directed Spending' Can Serve the Arts.” ArtsU (Americans for the Arts), August 4, 2021.
- “IMLS Invests $5.5 Million in Library Services for Tribal Communities, Native Hawaiians.” IMLS, August 19, 2021.
- Iyengar, Sunil. “Far from Frill—Large Investments in Campus Arts Facilities May Attract Higher-Tuition Students.” NEA, August 5, 2021.
- Peet, Lisa. “California Budget to Increase Library Funding by More than $100 Million.” Library Journal, August 30, 2021.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Bowers, Jennifer, Katherine Crowe, Peggy Keeran, Jack Maness, Denisse Solis, and Shannon Tharp. “Working Toward Human-Centered, Reparative Change Through Print Collection Development at the University of Denver.” University Libraries: Faculty Scholarship, August 25, 2021.
- Hinton, Marva. “Librarians Offer Personal Attention and Community to Students Facing Challenges.” School Library Journal, August 21, 2021.
- “Call for Proposals.” Art Libraries Society of North America, August 5, 2021.
- Morales, Macey. “ALA Executive Board Releases Statement That Reinforces Commitment to Safeguarding Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice.” News and Press Center, August 18, 2021.
- Wright, Anastasia. “Book Review: Pride Puppy by Robin Stevenson.” Rainbow Round Table Book and Media Reviews. August 24, 2021.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- “Library Bill of Rights Zine.” Idaho Commission for Libraries, August 19, 2021. (pdf to print and fold & folding guide).
- Habley, Jennifer. “Administrator Support Empowers School Librarians as Literacy Leaders.” ALA News and Press Center, August 19, 2021.
- Hines, Shawnda. “ALA Partners with Communities for Immunity to Boost Vaccine Confidence.” ALA News and Press Center, August 5, 2021.
- “China to Ban Karaoke Songs with ‘Illegal Content’ That Endangers National Unity.” The Guardian, August 11, 2021.
- York, Jillian C. “The Real OnlyFans Scandal Is the Unaccountable Power of Platforms and Banks.” The Guardian, August 28, 2021.
- Zalusky, Steve. “ALA Adopts New Code of Ethics Principle on Racial and Social Justice.” ALA News and Press Center, July 28, 2021.
- Anukem, Ony. "Meet CC Summit Presenter: Subha Das Mollick.” Creative Commons, August 31, 2021.
- "2021 Open Access Week Theme to Be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity”’. SPARC, August 12, 2021.
- Adams, Caralee. "Graduate Student: Internet Archive an 'Absolutely Indispensable Resource.'" Internet Archive Blogs, August 25, 2021.
- Hansson, Karin, and Anna Dahlgren. "Open Research Data Repositories: Practices, Norms, and Metadata for Sharing Images." Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, August 12, 2021.
- "Higher Education Reckons With Concerns Over Online Proctoring and Harm to Students." SPARC, August 27, 2021.
- Albergotti, Reed. “He predicted the dark side of the Internet 30 years ago. Why did no one listen?.” The Washington Post, August 12, 2021.
- Gilbert + Tobin. “A Guide to Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) & How to Adopt Them!” Lexology, August 24, 2021.
- Harwell, Drew. “Federal Government to Expand Use of Facial Recognition Despite Growing Concerns.” The Washington Post, August 25, 2021.
- Kelley, Jason. “What to Do When Schools Use Canvas or Blackboard Logs to Allege Cheating.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, August 9, 2021.
- Mullin, Joe. “Speak Out Against Apple’s Mass Surveillance Plans.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, August 17, 2021.
- Miller, James C. "Add Antiracism to Your Web Usability Work." Library Journal, August 10, 2021.
- "ALA Praises Passage of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, Inclusion of Library Broadband Funding." ALA News, August 10, 2021.
- Tiffany, Kaitlyn. "Maybe You Missed It, But the Internet 'Died' Five Years Ago." The Atlantic, August 31, 2021.
- Droitcour, Brian. "FROM BLOCKCHAIN TO BROWSER: EXHIBITING NFTS, PART ONE." Art In America, August 12, 2021.
- Clarke, Rachel Ivy, Katerina Lynn Stanton, Alexandra Grimm, and Bo Zhang. “Calculating the True Value of Library Labor | Peer to Peer Review.” Library Journal, August 19, 2021.
- Levin, Annie. "Stunning Sweep for UAW: Three More New York Museums Unionize with Local 2110." Observer, August 26, 2021.
- Cascione, Sarah. "As Nonprofit Workers Push for Representation, Brooklyn Museum Staffers Have Voted to Unionize by an Overwhelming Margin." Artnet News, August 23, 2021.
- Johnson Hess, Abigail. "More than 40% of Interns are Still Unpaid -- Here's the History of Why that's Legal." CNBC, August 17, 2021.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Sarah Hamerman, Rachel Harris, Lauren McDaniel, and Michael Wirtz.