What I'm doing today - this motion carries!

a resolution from the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship

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  • Erica Firment 9y

    I completely agree, but doesn't this sort of thing bollix with the ALA code of ethics?

    You know, "We distinguish between our personal convictions and professional duties and do not allow our personal beliefs to interfere with fair representation of the aims of our institutions or the provision of access to their information resources."
  • James Jacobs 9y

    You've got it bassackwards. It's precisely our professional duty to oppose the man who will have extreme and drastic effect on the most important issues concerning librarianship -- IP, FOIA, right to privacy...

    Thanks for keeping us posted Jessamyn!
  • jessamyn west 9y

    The whereases talked more about the women-based organizations that have given a no-confidence vote on Alito, including the AAUW and National Women's Law Center. Since the profession is 83% women, COSWL thought it applied. But yeah, they are really getting into territory that is concerning people with stuff like this.
  • Floyd Wilde 9y

    Am I allowed to say "w00t!" to librarians?
  • Tim McCormack 9y

    nim: Hell yes.
  • measuredmorphia 9y

    "the man who will have extreme and drastic effect on the most important issues concerning librarianship -- IP, FOIA, right to privacy..."

    That is you're opinion, not necessarily a fact! And just because we're 83% women, doesn't mean we all oppose Alito. I'm sick and tired of ALA doing crap like this! There are legitimate reasons for librarians to oppose the PATRIOT Act. This is far more political and opinion-based.
  • Amy 9y

    hate to be a bitch, oh wait, it's the ala...but, is it just me or is the grammar off? shouldn't it be "communicates"? tsk tsk.

    as for the ethics issue, people here are saying good things. while i think alito should be opposed as much as possible and that we should be concerned with certain issues, if the ala is claiming to represent the entire profession in general, it shouldn't make blanket statements.
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