The Canary in the Coalmine
Libraries (public & school) are the canaries in the coal mine, whenever we hit a fascist strata they are the first places we see the impact; with books being removed & minority/dissenting voices silenced. Heed the warning signs before it is too late! Related links: A Texas lawmaker is targeting 850 books that he says could make students feel uneasy https://www.npr.org/2021/10/28/1050013664/texas-lawmaker-matt-krause-launches-inquiry-into-850-books How to Fight Book Bans and Censorship: https://bookriot.com/how-to-fight-book-bans-and-challenges/ How to Support Libraries in times of Increased Censorship: https://bookriot.com/support-libraries-against-censorship/ Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ: https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-lifestyle-business-wyoming-nonfiction-22b0a682cb5ba95de8eb3975d101228c ALA Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10 Banned: Books on race and sexuality are disappearing from Texas schools in record numbers https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-books-race-sexuality-schools-rcna13886 ‘We’re Preparing For a Long Battle.’ Librarians Grapple With Conservatives’ Latest Efforts to Ban Books https://time.com/6117685/book-bans-school-libraries/ Save Niles Library https://www.nilescoalition.org/savenileslibrary/ What’s It Like to Be the Target of A Book Banning Effort? School Librarian Martha Hickson Tells Her Story. https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=from-the-breaking-point-to-fighting-anew-school-librarian-martha-hickson-shares-her-story-of-battling-book-banning-censorship Furries Are Leading the War Against a Book-Banning Mississippi Mayor https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxdpen/mississippi-furry-book-banning Schools are banning my book. But queer kids need queer stories. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/29/schools-are-banning-my-book-queer-kids-need-queer-stories/ NCAC Coalition Statement on the Attack on Books in Schools https://ncac.org/news/attack-on-books The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/education/texas-schools-public-libraries/285-fdacc918-48a2-4c94-8ef7-8ae5f8d344b1 How a Small School District Became a Focal Point in the Battle Over Texas Book Censorship https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/02/01/texas-school-district-book-bans/
February 04, 2022
Not a Harry Potter Podcast
A somewhat rambling podcast about which Hogwarts Houses Librarians may find themselves in and also what makes a Librarian a Librarian and why I am a Librarian! It may be somewhat incoherent!
March 24, 2019
Solo: a School Librarian Story
The second Pod(y) in Library Podcast. Giving a brief insight into what School Librarians get up to at work.
July 04, 2018
The Pod(y) in the Library
Welcome to the Pod(y) in the Library! A podcast with me blathering on in my Library. This is a test 'cast as I am trying out the Anchor podcasting app so expect a few umms and some stream of consciousness rambling about books and my library. On the plus side it is only around 10 minutes long...
June 28, 2018