CALA Opposing Recent presidential Policies and Practices

Dear CALA Members,

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) joins other organizations in the profession to oppose the recent policies and practices of the new White House Administration that are against our core values, including the President’s Executive Order on banning entry to the United States from the 7 Muslim-majority countries.

CALA is committed to advocating free access to information, academic and intellectual freedom inquiries and equal rights. We are committed to fighting for social justice and against racism, prejudice, and discrimination based on nationality and religion.

As an official affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), CALA stands by ALA and the following professional organizations:  

·         American Library Association (ALA) opposes new administration policies that contradict core values:  http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/01/ala-opposes-new-administration-policies-contradict-core-values

·         The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Statement Opposing Recent Presidential Actions and Policies: http://www.apalaweb.org/apala-statement-opposing-recent-presidential-actions-and-policies/

·         Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors affirms commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/13139

·         Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of American University Presses (AAUP) joint statement: http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/4204-research-libraries-university-presses-oppose-trumps-immigration-order#.WJEGlxsrKUl

·         North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) statement of inclusion: https://nasig.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/nasig-statement-of-inclusion

·         Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) statement regarding recent executive presidential order: https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&view=entry&year=2017&month=01&day=31&id=43:statement-regarding-recent-executive-presidential-order

·         Society of American Archivists (SAA) statement on executive order restricting entry into the United States by individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries: http://www2.archivists.org/statements/saa-statement-on-executive-order-restricting-entry-into-the-united-states-by-individuals-

Established in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is a registered nonprofit organization 501(c) 3.  All donations to CALA are tax deductible and support our programs, scholarships, services, and grants benefiting Chinese American Librarians and communities we serve.

 

This statement is approved by CALA Board.

 

Thank you,

 

Qi Chen, MLIS, Ed.D

President,  CALA 


P.S. 

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