Statement of Support & Concern from ACRL/NY

The Greater Metropolitan New York City Chapter of ACRL/NY  voices our serious concern about the reported verbal abuse of one of our chapter members, at the Council Forum at ALA midwinter.

ACRL/NY reasserts our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at all meetings and events.  We have a zero-tolerance policy towards harassment or intimidating and aggressive behavior.  We strongly urge ALA to hold their Council accountable to ensure a safe space for all who attend their conferences.

Incidents like these do not exist in a vacuum. We at ACRL/NY are committed to do better by our community of librarians, and we insist that as our parent organization ALA take leadership to do the same.

The Executive Board of ACRL/NY