WAPL Conference registration due today
It’s in person!
New on the Website
Challenge Support & Intellectual Freedom Resources. Find it under the Library Administration header in the Article Index.
In Case You Missed It
- Get your Delivery Survey to Katelyn asap. (scan it and email to email@example.com) If you’ve sent it already, thank you!
- WLA Conference program proposal deadline has been extended. The Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference Programming Committee seeks program proposals for the next conference to be held November 1 – 4 at the Grand Geneva Hotel in Lake Geneva. Help the committee shape this year’s conference by submitting your proposal by Monday, May 9.
What is Critical Race Theory?
Some explanations from mainstream news outlets from Leah.
- From National Public Radio: How Critical Race Theory Went from Harvard Law School to Fox News (14 minute listen)
- From PBS News Hour: Article, So Much Buzz But What Is Critical Race Theory, along with a 3-minute video on the topic
- From ABC News: Article: Critical Race Theory Thrust Into the Spotlight by Misinformation. There is an 8-minute video segment by George Stephanopoulis with 2 professors embedded in the article.
- From Education Week: What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Is It Under Attack?
- Here are some recent fact-checking results on the topic from Politifact (a fact-checking site)
May Passport Toolkit Update
Coming Up on the IFLS Calendar
- Fri May 6th 10:00am to 11:00am: MORE Executive Committee Meeting
- Mon May 9th 3:00am to 3:00pm: MORE Operations Committee meeting
- Fri May 20th 10:00am to 1:00pm: MORE Directors Council meeting
- Fri May 20th 11:30am to 12:30pm: Directors Check-In: topic is book challenges and intellectual freedom
- Tue May 24th 2:30pm to 3:30pm: Informational Meeting with Chippewa Valley Museum
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Pollinator Month Events from Milwaukee Public Library
I highlighted this info in last week’s Digest. There’s now a webpage with all the info, and they’ll be updating it with videos on May 15. They’ve sent along supplies lists for each activity, which I’ve attached to the email version of this blog post. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.