News (2019-2022)

  • Library Journal Interview

“Julius Jefferson on Convening the Conversation”

  • Slate Magazine on Melvil Dewey

“Down with Dewey”

  • ALA Member News

“Serving on ALA, Council and Joint Committees 2020-2022”

  • American Libraries: COVID-19 Update (March 17th 2020)

“Executive Board Recommends Closing Libraries to Public”

  • American Libraries: COVID-19 Update (March 23rd 2020)

“Executive Board Recommends Libraries Leave WI-FI Open During Closure”

  • American Libraries: COVID-19 Update (March 24th 2020)

“Executive Board Announces 2020 Annual Conference Cancellation –       first time in 75 years…”

  • ALA News: ALA Statement Affirming the Rights of Transgender People (June 23rd 2020)

ALA unequivocally and emphatically stands in solidarity with its transgender staff and members, transgender library workers, library users, authors and members of the communities we serve

  • ALA News: ALA takes Responsibility for Past Racism, Pledges a More Equitable Association (June 26th 2020)

Executive Board Statement

  • ALA News: ALA Summons Support for Library Stabilization Fund Act (July 2nd 2020)

“Bicameral Legislation to Support Libraries”

Click Here and Tell your Member of Congress to Support Libraries

  • Washington Post: Opinion Piece on MLK Jr. Memorial Library Renovation (July 23rd 2020)

“American Libraries Need Pandemic Relief”

  • Forbes: Google Partnership with ALA (July 23rd 2020)

13 Libraries: Entrepreneurship Hubs in Underserved Communities

  • American Libraries: ALA Midwinter Update (August 6th 2020)

“ALA Issued Statement on Midwinter 2021”

  • American Libraries: ALA Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (October 29th 2020)

“ALA Issued Statement on Combating Race & Stereotyping Executive Order”

  • Library Journal: ALA Midwinter 2021: From Indianapolis to Virtual (August 7th 2020)

“ALA Takes 2021 Midwinter Meeting Virtual”

  • American Libraries: ALA Executive Board Affirms Support for Library Workers (November 2nd 2020)

“2020 Has Taken a Toll on Libraries and Library Workers”

  • American Libraries: ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries Special Report: COVID-19 (April 5th 2021)

“Report Traces Impact of Pandemic”

  • The Hill: From Steel to Fiber, Libraries are American Infrastructure (April 5th 2021)

“The Upcoming Infrastructure Package is a Critical Opportunity to Rebuild a New Generation”

  • The Congressional Record, Volume 167, Number 164, Page E1006 (September 22, 2021)

“Honoring American Library Association President Julius Jefferson”

  • The Washington Post: The Golden Age of Public Libraries Dawns Again (January 1st 2022)

“As the world enters 2022, public libraries are emerging as one of the bright spots — literally”