FYI, on behalf of John DeSantis
Professor, Library Services
Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian
From: John C. DeSantis
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 8:37 AM
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Subject: Change the Subject documentary
Many of you on Council will remember the resolution we passed a few years ago urging the Library of Congress to replace the subject heading “Illegal aliens” with a more acceptable term such as “Undocumented immigrants.” In response to ALA’s action, the Library did indeed make the decision to delete the “Illegal aliens” subject heading from its controlled vocabulary. However, because of unprecedented media attention caused by conservative members of Congress who opposed this change, LC has not yet implemented its decision.
My colleague at Dartmouth, Jill Baron, has made a documentary film about this issue, and ALA Council’s involvement figures prominently in the film. This past weekend Change the Subject made its premiere at Dartmouth to a packed audience and was received enthusiastically.
I’m happy to announce that this film will have a screening during ALA Annual on Saturday morning, June 22 at 8:00 am in Room 209 A-B of the Washington Convention Center. I hope that many of you will be able to attend. (I realize that this conflicts with a Council orientation session).
Please share this information within your networks.
For more information on the film, see: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/changethesubject/<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.dartmouth.edu%2Fchangethesubject%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cbobby.bothmann%40mnsu.edu%7C41e7c4a535184b54e2a508d6ccf2832f%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C636921739281705347&sdata=rOipyrQiVUu2fNmamNnTeGoGYbzOAuDbiIZUJYbkcw0%3D&reserved=0>
John C. DeSantis, M.A., M.L.S.
Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
Bibliographer for Film Studies and Russian Language and Literature
Councilor-at-large, American Library Association
Delegate, OCLC Global Council
Chair, IFLA Section on Subject Analysis and Access
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