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01 | Resources to Counter White Nationalism in Libraries

| 27 April 2020 | A new resource list has been added to the PLG website. Resources to Counter White Nationalism in Libraries was compiled by Library Workers Against Racism (LWAR). LWAR is an informal network of library workers in the U.S. committed to anti-racist activism in public, academic, and school libraries.

02 | PL is in Transition

| 8 September 2019 | The editors of Progressive Librarian are examining the current state and future form of PLG's journal following the release of our upcoming issue. New times need fresh eyes and minds in every realm of life, and the same is true of Progressive Librarian which has been in publication for the last three decades. When a new direction has been determined, we will certainly inform our readers. In the meanwhile, stay tuned for Issue 47, currently in the works, and be sure to keep abreast of the ideas, analysis, and narratives coming from those who keep a critical eye on librarianship. Venues for critical views within the profession can be found at: In the Library With a Lead Pipe; Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies; and Journal of Radical Librarianship.

03 | Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize 2019

| 29 May 2019 | Yoonhee Lee is the 2019 winner of the Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize for her essay "Towards Universal Access to Knowledge: The Invisible Labor of Digitizing." See the press release.

04 | Kathleen de la Peña McCook Wins 2019 Lippincott Award

| 17 April 2019 | The American Library Association has awarded longtime PLG member Kathleen de la Peña McCook with the 2019 Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to the profession. Kathleen has published articles and served for several years on the editorial board for Progressive Librarian, and established PLG's Union Library Workers blog. See the ALA press release. Congratulations, Kathleen!

05 | PLG Statement on Racist Incident at ALA Midwinter

| 18 February 2019 | PLG has released a statement on the racist incident reported at ALA Midwinter.