Advocacy and Public Policy Committee News Alerts v. 6 n. 4, April 2020
- Emergency Relief and Resources for LAM Workers
- American Alliance of Museums. "COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field."
- Collective Responsibility Labor Toolkit. "COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Contingent LAM Workers."
- Peet, Lisa. "Emergency Fund Launches to Help Archival Workers Facing Financial Difficulties During COVID-19." Library Journal, April 29, 2020.
- Peet, Lisa. "EveryLibrary Creates Fund to Help Library Workers in Need Because of COVID-19 Shutdowns." Library Journal, April 6, 2020.
- Weber, Jasmine. "A New Emergency Grant Benefits Non-Salaried Art Workers in NY, NJ, and CT." Hyperallergic, April 28, 2020.
- Vera List Center for Art and Politics Toolkit. " COVID-19 Resource Toolkit for Artists and Our Extended Communities." The New School.
- Employee Health and Safety (see also Workplace, below)
- Kitts, Royce. "An Open Letter to Other Library Directors | Opinion." Library Journal, April 28, 2020.
- "Library Associations Underscore Importance of COVID-19 Efforts." American Library Association, April 28, 2020.
- Moynihan, Colin. "Most Libraries Are Closed. Some Librarians Still Have to Go In." The New York Times, April 14, 2020.
- Rosenbaum, Leah. "Johns Hopkins Changed Its Guidance On Re-Opening The Economy After Pushback From Librarians." Forbes, April 23, 2020.
- Selvin, Claire. "Museum Group Urges Reopened Institutions to Check Workers' Temperatures, Suspend Guided Tours." ARTnews.com, April 30, 2020.
- Solon, Olivia. "Library Workers Fight for Safer Working Conditions amid Coronavirus Pandemic." NBC News, April 8, 2020
- Public Service
- Lutz, Kimberly D., and Roger C. Schonfeld. "Leading a Library Today." Ithaka S+R, April 30, 2020.
- Public Library Association. "How Public Libraries Are Responding to the Pandemic." American Libraries, April 9, 2020.
- Randall, Ryan P., and Jennifer LC Burke. "Library, Archives Workers Share Work-From-Home Ideas." Library Journal, April 23, 2020.
- Snyder, Jeffrey Aaron. "Higher Education in the Age of Coronavirus." Boston Review, April 30, 2020.
- Vinopal, Courtney. "'Truly the Last Safe Haven': Libraries Serve Vulnerable Communities during the Pandemic." PBS NewsHour, April 28, 2020.
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Bishara, Hakim. “Artists Across the Internet Make Tributes to Dr. Anthony Fauci.” Hyperallergic, April 13, 2020.
- Bishara, Hakim. “Artists Decorate Hospital ICUs With Encouraging Posters.” Hyperallergic, April 8, 2020.
- Greenberger, Alex. “Artist Brad Troemel Claims Responsibility for Creating Viral Fake Joe Biden Ad.” ARTnews.com, April 27, 2020.
- Greenberger, Alex. “Microsoft Deletes Marina Abramović Advertisement After Right-Wing Outcry Over Alleged Satanism.” ARTnews.com, April 15, 2020.
- Suri, Charu. “Street Art Confronts the Pandemic.” The New York Times, May 1, 2020.
Copyright, Fair Use, Image Rights/Reuse
- Strong, Maria. "Moving Forward: The Copyright Office During COVID-19." Library of Congress Copyright Blog, April 20, 2020.
- Trendacosta, Katharine and Corynne McSherry. "Copyright and Crisis: Filters Are Not the Answer." Electronic Frontier Foundation, April 21, 2020.
- Trosow, Samuel E. and Lisa Macklem. "What is Fair Dealing in Copyright? Here’s Why it Matters When Moving Classes Online Due to Coronavirus." The Conversation, April 28, 2020.
- "Annual Report on Local Arts Agency Budgets and Programs Released." Americans for the Arts, April 20, 2020.
- "IMLS Announces New Stimulus Funding for Communities Across America." Institute of Museum and Library Services, April 13, 2020.
- "IMLS Authorizes New Grant Flexibilities for Libraries, Museums." Institute of Museum and Library Services, April 6, 2020.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Buchanan, Barbie. "How the Colusa Indian Community is Bringing Youth Together Across the Digital Divide." IMLS Grants Spotlight. April 29, 2020.
- Henninger, Ean. "Multilingualism, Neoliberalism, and Language Ideologies in Libraries – In the Library with the Lead Pipe." In The Library With The Lead Pipe, April 29, 2020.
- Kendrick, Kaetrena Davis. "Report: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (April 2020)." Renewals, April 22, 2020.
- Mabee, Sarah H., and Sarah E. Fancher. “Curiosity Is a Luxury of the Financially Secure: The Affective Thresholds of Information Literacy.” Library Trends, vol. 68, no. 3, Johns Hopkins University Press, Apr. 2020, pp. 482–505. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lib.2020.0002.
- Santamaria, Michele R. “Concealing White Supremacy through Fantasies of the Library: Economies of Affect at Work.” Library Trends, vol. 68, no. 3, Johns Hopkins University Press, Apr. 2020, pp. 431–49. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lib.2020.0000.
- Smith, Dolsy. “Vocational Melancholy.” Library Trends, vol. 68, no. 3, Johns Hopkins University Press, Apr. 2020, pp. 450–81. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lib.2020.0001.
- Watlington, Emily. "How Museums Are Making Artworks Accessible to Blind People Online." Art in America, February 12, 2020.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- Caldwell-Stone, Deborah. "Let Students Learn: Our Response to the Removal of Classic Novels from the Mat-Su School Curriculum." Intellectual Freedom Blog, April 29, 2020.
- Hauser, Christine. "There's a Common Thread Tying Together 2019's 'Most Challenged' Books: LGBTQ Issues." The New York Times, April 21, 2020.
- "Joint Letter to Congress on Broadband in Stimulus Bills." Public Knowledge, April 28, 2020.
- Walters, Haley. "Greenville Librarian Alleges Wrongful Termination Over Drag Queen Story Hour." Greenville News, April 10, 2020.
- Willcox, James K. "Libraries and Schools Are Bridging the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus Pandemic." Consumer Reports, April 29, 2020.
- Noorden, Richard Van. “Nature to Join Open-Access Plan S, Publisher Says.” Nature, April 9, 2020.
- “SPARC Open Education Leadership Program: Building Advocacy and Community in Unprecedented Times.” SPARC - News, April 22, 2020.
- Trager, Rebecca. “Scholarly Publishers Join Forces to Fast-Track Covid-19 Studies.” Chemistry World, May 4, 2020.
- Fife, Dustin. "Terms and Conditions Do Apply." Choose Privacy Every Day, April 28, 2020.
- Harwell, Drew. "Mass School Closures in the Wake of the Coronavirus Are Driving a New Wave of Student Surveillance." The Washington Post, April 1, 2020.
- Jones, Kyle M. L., Kristin A. Briney, Abigail Goben, Dorothea Salo, Andrew Asher, and Michael R. Perry. "A Comprehensive Primer to Library Learning Analytics Practices, Initiatives, and Privacy Issues." College & Research Libraries 81, no. 3 (April 2020).
- Lechtenberg, Kate. "To Zoom or Not to Zoom." Choose Privacy Every Day, April 17, 2020.
- Mattson, Kristen. "Zoombombing Is Just the Start. How To Protect Student Privacy During the Remote Learning Explosion." School Library Journal, April 6, 2020.
- Breeding, Marshall. "2020 Library Systems Report." American Libraries, May 1, 2020.
- Gullo, Karen and Mitch Stoltz. "Victory! ICANN Rejects .ORG Sale to Private Equity Firm Ethos Capital." Electronic Frontier Foundation, April 30, 2020.
- Messman, Lauren. "Library of Congress Unveils New Digital DJ Tool." The New York Times, April 24, 2020.
- Ohlheiser, Abby, and Tanya Basu. "The Race to Save the First Draft of Coronavirus History from Internet Oblivion." MIT Technology Review, April 21, 2020.
- Tuszynski, Marek. "'Technology Is Stupid': How to Choose Tech for Remote Working." Tactical Tech, April 9, 2020.
- Di Liscia, Valentina. "New Stimulus Protects Some Union Workers, But Not All." Hyperallergic, April 2, 2020.
- Farkas, Meredith. "Thoughts on Work, Well-Being, Solidarity, and Advocacy in Our Current… Situation." Information Wants to Be Free, April 8, 2020.
- Jensen, Kelly. "Librarians Under Pandemic Duress: Layoffs, Napkin Masks, and Fear of Retaliation." Book Riot, April 24, 2020.
- Rhinehart, Lynn. "Under Trump the NLRB Has Gone Completely Rogue." The Nation, April 7, 2020.
- Wolfe, Ian. "How New Orleans Library Workers Shut It Down." LaborNotes, April 27, 2020.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Amy Furness, Sarah Hamerman, Vaughan Hennen, Serenity Ibsen, Karly Wildenhaus, Lynora Williams, and Michael Wirtz.