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Mamie Anthoine Ney <[log in to unmask]>
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Mamie Anthoine Ney <[log in to unmask]>
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One more scary thought....In Lano County, Texas, the hotbed of book
banning, the library board not only challenged books, they fired the
director AND voted to take board meetings private!  These are the things
that will keep you up at night.

Mamie

On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 12:04 PM Alisia Revitt <
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> This is absolutely a trend that we need to pay attention to.  It started
> rolling before the pandemic and is building up steam.  Back in 2018/2019,
> the EBSCO content was challenged by a law in Colorado, and was successfully
> refuted by the Colorado Association of Libraries and some amazing
> partnerships.  In 2019 Maine Library Association also spoke in Committee in
> Augusta, defending educators' right to teach material without being
> threatened with a Class C crime--"educator" being poorly defined, the
> "problem materials" being completely vague, and the concept of who was
> bringing the criminal complaint were horrifyingly unspecified.
>
> An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Even if you're
> functioning on the "I need to worry about my day-to-day and let other
> people handle big stuff," level because times are crazy and nobody has
> extra bandwidth, this absolutely CAN become a day-to-day problem as soon as
> vague or malicious legal requirements mean that the library is on the
> receiving end of a legal complaint.  Even if you know you're in the right,
> you've still got the time, financial, and emotional cost of defending
> that.
>
> (Alas, Sonja Durney (MLA VP) and I were supposed to present alongside the
> Colorado folks at ALA in 2020 about libraries and legislative action, but
> it was cancelled, so I have happy feelings on the outcome, but sad feelings
> on the missed opportunity.)
>
> Off of my soapbox for now,
> Alisia Revitt
> [Former MLA President, current Loud Talker]
>
>
> On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 7:45 PM Mamie Anthoine Ney <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> An article from the Press Herald.
>>
>> https://bit.ly/3Fv5dJD
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>> M
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>> Mamie Anthoine Ney
>>
>> Auburn Public Library
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>> 49 Spring St.
>>
>> Auburn, ME 04210
>>
>> 207.333.6640 x 2020
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>> [log in to unmask]
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>> www.auburnpubliclibrary.org
>> “The public library is where place and possibility meet.”
>> ― Stuart Dybek
>>
>

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Mamie Anthoine Ney

Auburn Public Library

49 Spring St.

Auburn, ME 04210

207.333.6640 x 2020

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www.auburnpubliclibrary.org
“The public library is where place and possibility meet.”
― Stuart Dybek

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