American Libraries Statement Posted

My "official" campaign statement has been published in the March/April issue of American Libraries. First drafted in early December, I'm sorry to say that the concerns I raised about threats to our core values and fundamental freedoms as library users and information professionals were, if anything, too tame. My opening remains true, though:

"This election takes place in the wake of one of the most unexpected turns in American politics in a century, and it has never been more important for us to stand together in defense of the values that bring us to our work."

I look forward to the opportunity to do that with you, together.

Find the statement at: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2017/03/01/meet-the-candidates-for-ala-president-scott-walter/