From the desk of James Lindsay:
According to the article in the Daily Montanan, the Montana Library Commissioner is about to cut ties with the ALA on account of their president being a Communist.
PLEASE DO NOT POST THIS INFORMATION
If you would like, coordinate some people to be ready next week with a push against the ALA, including leaving public comments on the website when that time starts. This work should NOT be done on social media. Coordinate with people you trust.
Public Meeting Details:
Meeting: Tuesday, July 11, 10am MT
Agenda: 20230630091616_24756.pdf (http://mt.gov)
Motion: To sever relationship with the American Library Association
To provide public comment during the meeting, simply join the above Zoom call, no prior registration needed. To speak during the hearing raise your hand when the Chair calls for public comment. Plan for short comments, we aren’t sure yet what the time limit will be, probably 2 minutes.
To provide written comment, you must submit via email 48 hours in advance, by 9am on Sunday 9th – by email to Genevieve Lighthiser (staff/admin) [email protected] and copy (state’s chief librarian) Jenny Stapp [email protected] , these will be read by the committee and public record
Focus of comments, “support the motion to leave the ALA”