One of the things that most impressed me about professional librarianship is the strong ethical stance we take for the protection of privacy, equity, freedom of information, intellectual freedom and serving a diverse public. Right now in our country the Trump administration is advancing new executive orders at a rapid clip, and some Republican lawmakers are advancing bills, aimed squarely at curtailing rights, slashing equity, opposing freedoms and infringing on privacy. Right after the election, we feared that bullying and racism might become more prevalent, so in support of civility and in an effort to create an atmosphere of love and not hate, I created signs that we hung in the library and in the office promoting LOVE (AMA) and asking kids to stand up for one another.

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