As a former Challenge Day volunteer and a survivor of school bullying, I want to amplify the sentiment in an email message from Challenge Day, its post-election statement.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|Are candidates treated fairly during screenings for ‘culture fit’?|
These 30 questions are supposed to screen job applicants for various traits — including leadership and adaptability — but “culture fit” receives top emphasis in the sponsored-post advertisement.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Mabel, an extraterrestrial child, is working toward a merit badge in teleporting alien species for her “Star Scouts” troop. Mabel bumps her teleport console and finds herself face-to-face not with the Terran “Newt” she’d selected but instead “New Kid” Avani, an Earth child who endures each tedious meeting of her local “Flower Scouts” troop.
Scout kerchiefs, it turns out, are universal and the pair recognize fellow scouts in each other.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
By wearing a safety pin, the wearer communicates that she or he is “safe,” an ally in solidarity with people targeted by hate. My only concern as a person who struggles with messages that are implied, not explicit — will people who need support understand what the safety pin signifies?
In refreshing contrast to the divisiveness that plagued this past election, David Kipen asserts that “most Americans still agree” on the value of the public library. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, In fact, according to Kipen (writing in the Los Angeles Times), librarians “may be the only first responders holding the line between American and a raging national pandemic of absolutism.” (Case in point, this election’s hideous outcome of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President.)
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal