Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, December 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 compiled 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:

Covid-19 Updates

Activism and Social Justice in the Arts

Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse


Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)

Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information

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.