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An Open Letter to the President of the ALA

David Goldman writes \"kfsource.com has published an open letter to ALA President Mitch Freedman strongly urging the ALA board to examine the apparent anti-Israel bias of the Social Responsibilities Round Table.
You Can Read It and Comment Here \"

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SRRT Reponds to Anti-Israel Allegation (sort of)

David Goldman, from over at kfsource.com has written This One on the allegations of anti-Israeli bias in the SRRT.
He raises several questions of interest to those following this topic.

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Personal Privilege - Some thoughts on New Year\'s Eve

Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman writes: \"I just finished reading an article in today\'s New York Times about an Ohio State
University football player, a freshman, Maurice Clarett. There\'s
nothing per se about libraries in the article.

However, I was touched by the words of this 19-year old man, a couple of
days before he is to play for the NCAA football championship, and the
millions of dollars that will go to Ohio State University largely as a
result of his efforts this past season and tomorrow.


I urge you to read the whole article, but I will quote the last few
paragraphs, immediately below. These are important words as we go into
the New Year.

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ExLibris Cheers for ALA

In her latest ExLibris publication (#156), Marylaine Block talks about some of the great things that ALA does for its members:

What impressed me most was the extent to which ALA can save our time and effort. What a boon, especially to small libraries with limited staff, not to have to devise their own guide to the internet for parents; all they have to do is hand out or modify the one ALA has already made available. They don\'t have to figure out what to do to comply with the ADA, because ALA has provided an ADA toolkit.....

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New Jersey Library Association response to Forrest

SomeOne writes \"
This letter was sent to the Forrester campaign in response to his insulting \"I flipped burgers...I was a librarian\" campaign ad....\"

They say in part:

\"On behalf of the members of the New Jersey Library Association I must strongly voice our disappointment with your recent campaign advertisement, which states that one of your earliest jobs was as a librarian. Unfortunately, we cannot find any documentation on your biography to verify this assertion. You may have worked in a library during your academic career as a library assistant but you were not a librarian.\"

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Keeping Up With Mitch Freedman

Mitch Freedman was kind enough to pass along His Page of Articles and Multimedia Appearances he\'s been featured in. His site also features a Collection Of Articles and the ever important Task Force on Better Salaries & Pay Equity.

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Patricia Schroeder - change of heart?

Fiona writes
\"Has Ms Schroeder had a change of heart about
comments she made last year about how she had \"a
serious issue with libraries?\" It now appears that she
sees the AAP as a partner to libraries in defending
freedom to read and other issues in a speech at this
week\'s Australian Library and Information Association
conference - Full Story \"

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Katina Strauch Answers Your Questions

Both ALA Presedential Candidates have answered your questions.
Katina Strauch is up second, since H comes before S. Her answers are below.

Thanks again to both candidates for participating this year, and thanks to all of you for the great questions.

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Carla Hayden Answers Your Questions

Both ALA Presedential Candidates have answered your questions.
Carla Hayden is up first, since H comes before S. Her answers are below.

Thanks again to both candidates for participating this year, and thanks to all of you for the great questions.

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