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ALA Midwinter 2017: Librarians Ponder the Future Under Trump

Via Publisher’s Week – “In his opening keynote at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, W. Kamau Bell made a plea to librarians: don’t let Trump’s vision of America become the new normal. “Everything that’s happening right now in America, you’re on the front lines of that,” Bell, a popular comic, podcaster and television host, told a packed auditorium. “Now, more than ever you have the power to expand the idea of what America is. It is starting to contract, and we need to reopen by putting books in the hands of kids.” Bell’s opening talk struck a chord with his audience, both funny and serious, and at times unflinching in its appraisal of America’s new president…”

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