With great power comes great responsibility: The issue of neutrality in librarianship - Evanthia Samaras

Monday, 23 October 2017

ALIA NGAC Member Evanthia Samaras recently wrote an article examining the responsiblity of librarians to act as allies and fight discrimination faced by patrons.

Evanthia argues that 'The issue of same sex marriage and the upcoming Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is causing much heated debate in our society and distress to the LGBTQIA+ community. Silence on marriage equality from the library profession undermines our values.' Evanthia asks 'How can we claim to serve our communities fairly and equally if we remain neutral, and thereby complicit, in the denial of basic human rights to some?'

You can read the article in full here.

If you have anything you would like to add to the conversation, please email your response to fair@alia.org.au.