From the Ottawa Citizen:
The marquee attractions are five speakers with tenuous connections to librarianship: Jane Fonda, Stan Lee and Alexander McCall Smith are the most famous, plus authors Azar Nafisi and Ilyasah Shabazz and the famous tightrope-walker Philippe Petit.
There’s no detailed case [found in a board report] included for why any library trustee should go, not even cribbed from a big section on the conference website all about helping librarians convince their bosses they should. (“You’ll become a more effective library advocate at any level — in your community, your state, or nationally — when you fill your advocacy tool box with ideas and strategies shared by your colleagues, by ALA Washington Office, ALA Office for Advocacy, and many other experts,” for instance.)
The board is scheduled to vote at a meeting on Monday.
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