ALA Presidential Candidates 2023: Cindy Hohl and Eric Suess
Circulating Ideas 237
Wednesday, April 5 is the last day to vote in the 2023 American Library Association election, so stop reading this and go vote!
…Well, no, hold on. Read this first, listen to the podcast episode, and then go vote!!
…I mean, by the time you read through this and listen to the podcast, you’ll be a little hungry, so grab yourself a little snack, and then go vote!!!
…Folks, self-care is important. After you’ve read all of this and listened to the podcast, even after you’ve had your snack, you may be a little stressed about the choices you’re going to make and about all the big issues swirling around libraryland. So, let’s do a little mindfulness exercise. Take in a deep breath…. and release. Take another deep breath… and release. One more deep breath… and release. Where are you feeling the stress in your body? Maybe you need to do a little yoga? You go do that. I’ll wait here…
We cool? Cool.
NOW go vote.
CI237 Show Notes
In Circulating Ideas 237, I chatted with the 2023 candidates for President of the American Library Association, Cindy Hohl and Eric D. Suess, about why they want the role, creating safe and equitable environments for library workers and patrons, neutrality, and how new members can find their way in the Association.
Listen to interviews with past ALA Presidential Candidates here.
In this episode, one of the big topics raised was the current crises around books bans and censorship. Rather than try to link to too many individual stories here, stay up to date on this issue by following Kelly Jensen’s weekly news roundups over on Book Riot.
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