Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, December 2022
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: https://www.arlisna.org/news/appc-news-alert
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bowley, Graham. "For U.S. Museums With Looted Art, the Indiana Jones Era Is Over." The New York Times, December 13, 2022.
- Anania, Billy. “The Artist Making T-Shirts Printed With Gay Men’s Blood.” Hyperallergic. December 25, 2022.
- Michael, Taylor. “Richmond’s Last Confederate Statue Comes Down.” Hyperallergic. December 18, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. “Only 8% of UK Artists Come From Working-Class Background.” Hyperallergic. December 14, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. “Vatican to Return Its Parthenon Marbles Fragments to Greece.” Hyperallergic. December 16, 2022.
Copyright and Licensing
- “Our Work in Policy at CC: Data.” Creative Commons. December 9, 2022.
- Fei, Yue et al. “Canada: 20 More Years of Copyright Protection Starting December 30, 2022.” Mondaq.com. December 5, 2022.
- Sheehy, Neil, and Ross, Brad. “Canada Extends Basic Term of Copyright Protection To “Life of Author Plus 70 Years” Starting December 30, 2022.” World Law Group. December 8, 2022.
- Stihler, Catherine. “CC at 20: CEO Catherine Stihler Reflects on 2022 and Where CC Is Headed Next.” Creative Commons. December 20, 2022.
- Sundaram, Arya. "NYC Public Libraries Say Proposed Budget Cuts May 'Push Us Over the Edge'". Gothamist, December 12, 2022.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
- Aton, Francesca. “Spain’s Prado Museum Updates Labels to Reflect the Value of Its Female Patrons and Collectors.” ARTnews, December 15, 2022.
- Bilefsky, Dan. "A Music Historian Takes a Top Job at the New York Public Library." The New York Times, December 29, 2022.
- Cox, Courtney. “Spanish-Speakers Preferred: How Libraries Can Make Their Workforce Better Reflect Their Communities.” Library Journal, December 23, 2022.
- Halperin, Julia, and Charlotte Burns. “Introducing the 2022 Burns Halperin Report.” Artnet News, December 13, 2022.
- Hixenbaugh, Mike, and Jeremy Schwartz. “A Texas Superintendent Ordered School Librarians to Remove LGBTQ Books. Now the Federal Government Is Investigating.” ProPublica, December 20, 2022.
- Klein, Kristine. “Toronto Library Will Weave Indigenous Customs with Technology.” The Architect’s Newspaper, December 16, 2022.
- Massey, Wyatt. “Penn State Distances Itself from Past Diversity Efforts.” Spotlight PA, December 16, 2022.
- Samudzi, Zoé. “Museums Can, and Do, Talk About Race. Just Not Whiteness.” Artnet News, December 27, 2022.
- Smith, Lindsay. "This Wichita Museum Now Offers Fee-Free Admission to all Permanent Exhibits." The Wichita Eagle, December 29, 2022.
- Sutton, Benjamin. "Biden Picks Rising Star at the Smithsonian to Head Presidential Arts Committee Dissolved by the Trump Administration." The Art Newspaper, December 15, 2022.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- DeMarco, Nikki. “How Your Book Club Can Fight Against Books Bans and Censorship.” BOOK RIOT, December 15, 2022.
- Drabinski, Emily. "Louisiana Communities Organize to Defend Libraries From Far Right Censorship." Truthout, December 26, 2022. (Kate)
- Harris, Elizabeth A., and Alexandra Alter. “A Fast-Growing Network of Conservative Groups Is Fueling a Surge in Book Bans.” The New York Times, December 12, 2022.
- Land, Joni Auden. "Template for Attack on LGBTQ Books Replicated in Central Oregon." Oregon Public Broadcasting, December 22, 2022. (Kate)
- Mackey, Maureen. "Kirk Cameron is Denied Story-Hour Slot By Public Libraries for His New Faith-Based Kids Book." Fox News, December 7, 2022. (Yes, I know it's Fox News, but diversity in sources, right? Kate)
- Martinez, Alexandra. “Book Censorship Surged in 2022. Activists Say There’s More to Come.” Prism, December 22, 2022
- Ologundudu, Folasade. “Pace and Black Lunch Table Are Opening the Gallery’s Library to the Public for the First Time.” ARTnews, December 21, 2022.
- Retta, Mary. “Librarians Are Facing Doxxing and Harassment.” Teen Vogue, December 16, 2022.
- Ritter, Sarah. “Missouri Gets 10,000 Public Comments on New Library Rule Labeled ‘Political Censorship.’” Kansas City Star, December 16, 2022.
Technology and Digital Privacy
- Cox, Andrew M., and Suvodeep Mazumdar. “Defining Artificial Intelligence for Librarians.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. SAGE Publications Ltd, December 22, 2022.
- Kelley, Lora. “Librarians Are Meeting Younger Readers Where They Are: TikTok.” The New York Times, December 30, 2022.
- Miller, Claire Cain, Adam Playford, Larry Buchanan, and Aaron Krolik. “Did a Fourth Grader Write This? Or the New Chatbot?” The New York Times, December 26, 2022.
- Oshin, Olafimihan. “Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban TikTok in US.” The Hill, December 13, 2022.
- Xiang, Chloe. “Artists Are Revolting Against AI Art on ArtStation.” Vice, December 14, 2022.
- Borrelli, Christopher. "Chicagoans of the Year for Books: Librarians and Library Workers of Illinois Fight for Dignity During a Year of Challenges." Chicago Tribune, December 21, 2022.
- Ho, Karen K. “In 2022, Art Workers Continued to Unionize and Strike for Their Rights.” ARTnews, December 30, 2022.
- Locks, Mia. “8 Things You Can Do—Right Now—To Create Change in Your Museum Workplace.” Artnet News, December 16, 2022.
- Mattei, Shanti Escalante-De. “MASS MoCA Union Agrees to New Contract After 14 Months of Bargaining.” ARTnews, December 13, 2022.
- Solomon, Tessa. “Adjunct Faculty Strike at the New School Ends With ‘Tentative’ Contract Agreement.” ARTnews, December 12, 2022.
- Sumida, Nami. "How San Franciscans Use Their Libraries is Shifting Dramatically." San Francisco Chronicle, December 31, 2022.
- Walsh, James, and Galioto, Katie. "St. Paul Libraries Face Moment of Reckoning." Star Tribune, December 29, 2022.
- Washington, Terence. "1,760 Won’t Do: Why We Must Go Beyond Surveying Collections and Interrogate Power Structures in Museums." Artnet News, December 14, 2022.
- Wolf, Emily, and Behrndt. "‘A Very Dysfunctional, Toxic Environment’: Fort Worth Librarians Who Face Assault, Harassment on the Job Feel Unsupported By Library Administration." Fort Worth Report, December 18, 2022.
- AP NEWS. “Thomas Pynchon Sells Archives to Huntington Library,” December 14, 2022.
- “The Defining Art Events of 2022.” ARTnews, December 7, 2022.
- “Penske Media Acquires Leading Art Magazine Artforum.” ARTnews, December 7, 2022.
- Di Liscia, Valentina; Nayyar, Rhea; and Velie, Elaine. “The Wildest Art Stories of 2022.” Hyperallergic. December 30, 2022.
- Farago, Jason. "When Cultural Heritage Becomes a Battlefront." The New York Times, December 27, 2022.
- Marcotte, Alison. “2023 LibLearnX Preview,” American Libraries Magazine, January 3, 2023.
- Velie, Elaine. “Cézanne Portrait, Hidden for 158 Years, Found Under a Still Life.” Hyperallergic. December 15, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. “168 New Geoglyphs Discovered in Peru.” Hyperallergic. December 26, 2022.
- "Across China: Boosting Cultural Vitality in China." Xinhuanet, December 30, 2022.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Carrie Evans, Sal Hamerman, Kate Marcus, and Petra Warren.