MELIBS-L Archives

Maine Libraries Discussion List

MELIBS-L@LISTS.MAINE.EDU

Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Subject:
From:
Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Danielle Fortin <[log in to unmask]>
Date:
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:01:46 -0400
Content-Type:
text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
text/plain (131 lines)
Great suggestion Lee! Our copy is out and on hold. I'm planning on adding a
second copy (like I did Maus when that all happened) to make sure we have
access. ComixPlus is a great idea though. Love it!

On Sat, Aug 13, 2022 at 11:18 AM Lee Koenigs <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hi Everyone!
>
>
>
> A few interesting “boots on the ground” realizations regarding “Gender
> Queer”.  In the spirit of transparency I will say that we do not have this
> book in our collection…yet.  However, my curiosity piqued, I looked at the
> MILS catalog and found two libraries that had it, both copies are currently
> checked out and one has a hold as well.  MaineCat has 38 copies, only three
> of which are showing available, the rest checked out and/or with pending
> holds.  Further poking around found that this title is available on the
> ComicsPlus platform, with immediate access.  If you have patrons interested
> in this title, perhaps point them in that direction.
>
>
>
> Apparently it really is true that *there is no bad publicity*.
>
>
>
> Enjoy your weekend--
>
>
>
> Lee M. Koenigs
>
> Library Director
>
> Libby Memorial Library
>
> MLA Small & Rural Library Group Chair
>
> Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
>
> 207-934-4351
>
>
>
> *From:* Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> *On
> Behalf Of *Visser, Marijke A
> *Sent:* Friday, August 12, 2022 1:48 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [MELIBS-L] {Disarmed} Gender Queer and Intellectual Freedom
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> We're also very disheartened to learn that the original decision to keep
> Gender Queer on the shelf was overturned by the school board, especially
> given the backing of the library policies and the support they received.
> When this form of censorship occurs it is very easy to feel defeated. We
> couldn't agree more that it is critical now, and in the future, for the
> library community to have a united voice and stand firm in our core belief
> in the right to read and access information. Our contexts may vary
> depending on if we work in a school, public, academic, special, or state
> library, but the values our libraries hold have an increasingly important
> weight here in Maine and across the country.
>
> Libraries are about connecting people with information and not putting up
> barriers. Our doors are open to everyone, regardless of background or
> beliefs. In the context of youth, we know how important it is that library
> collections allow young people to see their lived experiences reflected.
> The work of library staff to ensure our communities are provided with
> quality and inclusive materials representing a range of viewpoints is not
> always easy or straightforward, however, through our library organizations,
> there are a host of resources and support out there!
>
> MSL staff want to reaffirm our earlier statement from Jamie Ritter, "The
> Right to Read and the Right to Freedom of Thought are innate values that
> define our commitment to ideas, thoughts, and the ability to learn. These
> timeless values are essential to a functioning democracy, and libraries
> have been long-standing champions of these fundamental values and rights.
> The Maine State Library will forever support the Freedom of Thought and the
> Right to Read."
>
> The resources we gathered are still relevant but we will aim to keep this
> page up to date with additional resources and information
> https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/admin/IntellectualFreedom.shtml<
>
> https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.maine.gov%2Fmsl%2Flibs%2Fadmin%2FIntellectualFreedom.shtml&data=05%7C01%7CMarijke.A.Visser%40maine.gov%7Cb2be9dfd6ecc4efa784f08da7c80943e%7C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e%7C0%7C0%7C637959188925790089%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FM8hlvbPbrO7elkBVQ7npRmCx%2FbF5n%2FMfUg8IJHAmm0%3D&reserved=0
> >
> <
> https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.maine.gov%2Fmsl%2Flibs%2Fadmin%2FIntellectualFreedom.shtml&data=05%7C01%7CMarijke.A.Visser%40maine.gov%7Cb2be9dfd6ecc4efa784f08da7c80943e%7C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e%7C0%7C0%7C637959188925790089%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FM8hlvbPbrO7elkBVQ7npRmCx%2FbF5n%2FMfUg8IJHAmm0%3D&reserved=0%3e
> >
> .
>
> Best,
> Marijke
>
> Marijke Visser (she/her)
> Director, Library Development
> Maine State Library
> 207- 287-5620
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *Total Control Panel*
>
> Login <https://portal.reflexion.net/login?domain=ooblibrary.org>
>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> <
> https://portal.reflexion.net/address-properties?aID=804940192&domain=ooblibrary.org
> >
>
> From: [log in to unmask]
>
> Remove
> <
> https://portal.reflexion.net/FooterAction?ver=3&un-wl-sender-address=1&hID=54329593392&domain=ooblibrary.org
> >
> this sender from my allow list
>
> *You received this message because the sender is on your allow list.*
>


-- 
Danielle Fortin, she/her
Teen Services Librarian
McArthur Library
YSS Past-Chair

ATOM RSS1 RSS2