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TLA Talks: Censorship in Academia: Running Library Faculty off the Tracks - Shared screen with speaker view
Lamoya N. Burks
40:21
Good afternoon everyone
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
40:49
Make sure you submit questions for any of the speakers through Q&A. We will answer these questions at the conclusion of the presentations - time permitting.
Neal Bostwick
41:03
Good afternoon from the John B. Coleman Library at PVAMU!
Jillian
41:44
Hi LaMoya, thanks for helping to get this info out to us!
Kimberly Michelle Gay
43:15
Hello from Prairie View A&M University
Dean Hendrix
47:12
Academia needs to make a case to the business community re: academic freedom. The business community can cut off the money spigot to politicians who find it expedient to make crazy red meat arguments in right-wing bubbles.
Dean Hendrix
47:47
Oh, and hi from UTSA
Heather Adair
48:03
Good Afternoon from Sam Houston State!
Marilyn M. Goff, TWU Houston (she/her)
48:21
Hello from Texas Woman's University @ Houston
Priscilla Uribe
48:28
Sam Houston State here too!
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
48:31
Hi, Nancy Jo Lambert School Librarian but also UNT Adjunct Professor starting this summer!
Dean Hendrix
49:56
Th governor and speaker have been conspicuously quiet on the T&P/academic freedom front.
Dean Hendrix
50:17
It's just Dan Patrick running his mouf
Lovdy Grossman (TLA)
01:00:09
Don't forget to submit your questions through Q&A at the bottom of the screen.
Marilyn M. Goff, TWU Houston (she/her)
01:11:29
This is so valuable and helpful. I appreciate the speakers' sharing!
Dean Hendrix
01:13:42
We can't tell our own story. Friends have to tell our story.
Dean Hendrix
01:13:55
Dan Patrick thinks libraries are part of the problem
Dean Hendrix
01:15:42
however, the Joe Strauss-wing of the GOP killed the bathroom bill because it's bad for business. We need those allies who understand the benefit of a vibrant academic culture in academia.
Dean Hendrix
01:17:48
Faculty Senate resolution don't do ___ externally. They make people feel good within the academy, but we have understand. Building relationships is what works. Convincing others that our cause is their cause is essential.
Elizabeth DeZouche (she/her)
01:18:28
I can answer that: there's been an exodus from Texas of Librarians or a difficulty in hiring more Librarians
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:23:00
I think too a review of the ALA Code of Ethics is a bright spot to remind us all of our charge https://www.ala.org/tools/ethics
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:23:14
"We significantly influence or control the selection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information. In a political system grounded in an informed citizenry, we are members of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information. We have a special obligation to ensure the free flow of information and ideas to present and future generations."
Neal Bostwick
01:24:55
Many thanks to our panel for such insightful and illuminating censorship comments1
Neal Bostwick
01:25:33
*comments!
Kathy Westergren
01:26:06
A positive is that I hear of kids purposefully reading books at the center of these controversies
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:26:07
https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/03/large-majorities-voters-oppose-book-bans-and-have-confidence-libraries
Emily Drabinski
01:26:34
Yes, Nancy Jo! That’s the stat I was thinking of—thanks for dropping in the chat!
Nancy Jo Lambert she/ her
01:27:18
Also this one: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/challenging-times/
Vera Eidelman
01:27:36
Totally agree, Kathy. And seeing some of the "banned books" fly to the top of best-seller charts. (That's what happened with Maus after TN removed the book from school curriculum.)
Elizabeth Brumfield
01:33:45
thank you
Linda Gray
01:33:48
Wow is right. That was amazing.
Walter Betts
01:33:52
Thank you!
Michele Santos
01:33:59
Thank you so much! That was fascinating!
Heather Adair
01:34:01
Thank you!
Elizabeth Norman
01:34:01
Thank you!
Carrye Syma
01:34:02
Thank you!
Kathy Westergren
01:34:03
This was really useful. Thanks to all of you!
Linda Gray
01:34:03
Will a recording be available?
H. Marks
01:34:04
Thank you everyone. Wonderful webinar and content!!!
Emily Drabinski
01:34:06
Thanks so much for the invitation! And thank you for coming to the session!
Mario
01:34:14
Thank you to all!
Kimberly Grotewold
01:34:19
Thank you everyone!
Michele Santos
01:34:19
We will post the recording this week
Beth Vizzini
01:34:21
Thank you! Great discussion!
Dan Flores, Texas Lutheran University
01:34:29
Thanks to all of you. Timely and informative.
Tracy Holtman
01:34:53
Thank you all!