Hey all – I also wanted to share my new column in the March 15 issue of Library Journal. It’s called “Chaos & Caring.” It has everything: mention of my dogs, a Fleetwood Mac reference, and SOUP. More importantly, it touches on libraries as safe places for all, how we can take care of each other, and how we can help people understand the world.
I implore you to follow these models and welcome all people into your institutions. Work with staff to understand that this is the Library Bill of Rights in action at a time when it may just be needed the most. Represent your library as a safe haven when you are out in the community.