Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts v.6 n.5, May 2020
Previous issues can be found here.
Justice for George Floyd Resources (see also Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, below)
- AWE Fund Organizing Committee. "Open Letter to the Archival Community Re: Police Brutality." Archival Workers Emergency Fund, June 3, 2020.
- Archives for Black Lives. "Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia Statement on Police Violence," June 2, 2020.
- Flicker, Sarah Sophie, and Alyssa Klein. "Resources for Archivists and Librarians for Black Lives Matter nd Racial Justice." Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, June 2, 2020.
For previous coverage of the COVID-19 crisis, see our Special COVID-19 News Alert, our March 2020 News Alert, and our April 2020 News Alert.
Emergency Relief and Resources for LAM Workers
Emergency Relief and Resources for LAM Workers
- Adolpho, Kalani, Deborah Yun Caldwell, Ana Corral, Sheila Garcia, Deborah Lilton, Mallary Rawls, Sara Rogers, et al. "COVID Residents Open Letter," May 26, 2020.
- "COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Contingent LAM Workers." Collective Responsibility Labor Toolkit, updated May 13, 2020.
Employee Health and Safety (see also Workplace, below)
- "Key Resources for Libraries in Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic." IFLA, updated May 26, 2020.
- McLain, Katie. "Essential Until We’re Not: The Disregard for Library Staff Safety." Book Riot, May 20, 2020.
- "Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project." WebJunction, Updated May 20, 2020.
- "Reopening: Guidance for Libraries." AIHA, May 27, 2020.
- Zabriskie, Christian. "Some Thoughts on Reopening: An Open Letter to My Fellow Directors | Opinion." Library Journal, May 22, 2020.
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bishara, Hakim. “352 Artists Urge World Governments to Impose Arms Embargo on Israel.” Hyperallergic, May 18, 2020.
- Bishara, Hakim. “Artists Create a Mural Honoring George Floyd at the Site of His Murder.” Hyperallergic, May 29, 2020.
- Greenberger, Alex. “Art Workers Band Together to Fight Coronavirus-Related Spike in Racism Against Asian Americans.” ARTnews.Com, May 7, 2020.
- Liscia, Valentina Di. "Visual AIDS Launches New Online Platform, "Not Over"." Hyperallergic, May 11, 2020.
- Selvin, Claire. “Ai Weiwei Is Selling Artful Face Masks to Raise Funds for Covid-19 Relief Efforts.” ARTnews.Com, May 28, 2020.
- Sharp, Sarah Rose. “Banksy’s Latest Is an Ode to Healthcare Workers in the UK.” Hyperallergic, May 7, 2020.
- Small, Zachary. “Minneapolis Art Community at Work to Keep George Floyd’s Memory Alive.” ARTnews.Com, June 1, 2020.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Feder, Katarina. "Can I Put a Paparazzi Photo in My Artwork? + Other Thorny Artists’-Rights Questions, Answered." artnet, May 20, 2020.
- Gleason, Ann Potter. "You Streamed What? Copyright Infringement Pitfalls During COVID-19." The National Law Review, May 29, 2020.
- "$15 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services." Institute of Museum and Library Services, May 8, 2020.
- Dafoe, Taylor. "The Nonprofit Eyebeam Is Handing Out Tens of Thousands of Dollars to Artists to Develop New Tools to Fight Digital Inequality." artnet, May 26, 2020.
- "U.S. House Moves First on Next Relief Package." Americans for the Arts, May 20, 2020.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- #LibRev(olution) #LibRev(olution) Virtual Conference. May 5, 2020.
- Ferretti, Jennifer. "Our Community School Launched." We Here Blog, May 20, 2020.
- Jacob, Meredith, Kristina Ishmael, Tiffeni Fonto, Dalena Hunter, Kelly Hurst, Peter Jaszi, Lizeth Ramirez, Sabina Prescott, Mark Puente. "Working Towards Antiracism and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Open Education." Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources webinar series by American University Washington College of Law, May 22, 2020.
- O’Sullivan, Kevin M., and Gia Alexander. "Toward Inclusive Outreach: What Special Collections Can Learn from Disability Studies." RBM: Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. Spring 2020.
- Rand, Lisa. "Fighting Anti-Asian Racism: Tools for Libraries." Intellectual Freedom Blog, May 21, 2020.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- de Wit, Kathryn. "The Broadband Gap - Who's Not Online in America Today?" After the Fact Podcast, May 15, 2020.
- Hollander, Zaz. "Mat-Su School Board Overturns Vote to Remove 'Controversial' Books from English Classes." Anchorage Daily News, May 20, 2020.
- James, Eldon Ray. "Prisoners Pay to Read." American Libraries, May 22, 2020.
- Marx, Anthony W. "Libraries Must Change." New York Times, May 28, 2020.
- Pierce, Jennifer Burek. "When You Can't Send Students to the Campus Library." Chronicle of Higher Education, May 14, 2020.
- Podmore, Zak. "'A Source of Hope': 1,500 Books Donated to Students in Home-Isolation on the Navajo Nation." Salt Lake Tribune, May 21, 2020.
- Callaway, Ewen. “Will the Pandemic Permanently Alter Scientific Publishing?” Nature, June 3, 2020.
- Grove, Jack. “Coronavirus May Be Encouraging Publishers to Pursue Open Access.” Inside Higher Ed, May 15, 2020.
- “Strong Community Response to Free Scholarly Article Access to Fight COVID-19.” SPARC - News, May 19, 2020.
- Wallace, Nicholas. “Open-Access Science Funders Announce Price Transparency Rules for Publishers.” Science, May 18, 2020.
- "Free as in Smash the Surveillance State: Alison Macrina on Library Freedom Project and Tor Browser." Logic, May 4, 2020.
- Greenberg, Andy, and Lily Hay Newman. "How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance." Wired, May 31, 2020.
- Library Freedom Project. "Libraries Should Not Do Contact Tracing." Medium, May 20, 2020.
- Palmer, Eileen. "Calling Users in a Pandemic: Best Practices to Protect Privacy." Choose Privacy Every Day, May 19, 2020.
- Yoose, Becky. "When Libraries Become Medical Screeners: User Health Data and Library Privacy." Choose Privacy Every Day, May 8, 2020.
- Carlson, Jen. "The NYPL Has Released an Album of NYC Sounds," Gothamist, May 1, 2020.
- Cotte, Jorge. "Reimagining Networks: An Interview with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun." The New Inquiry, May 12, 2020.
- Katz, Sarah. "The Inaccessible Internet." Slate, May 22, 2020.
- Rossenova, Lozana. "Artbase Archive: History & Context." Rhizome, May 2020.
- Bignoli, Callan. "Don’t Leave Workers Out of the Library Narrative | Opinion." Library Journal, May 19, 2020.
- Constantine, Leah. "We Were Already Expendable: Contract Work and the COVID-19 Pandemic." Collections on Contract, May 20, 2020.
- Lee, Yoonhee. "Bumpy Inroads." American Libraries Magazine, May 1, 2020.
- Peet, Lisa. "Pandemic-Caused Austerity Drives Widespread Furloughs, Layoffs of Library Workers." Library Journal, May 21, 2020.
- Riley, Megan. "The Stories We Tell: Precarious Labor and Archival Myths." Acid Free Magazine, May 2020.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Amy Furness, Sarah Hamerman, Vaughan Hennen, Serenity Ibsen, Karly Wildenhaus, Lynora Williams, and Michael Wirtz.