Naomi and I want to say hello and give some insight into our significant pause in sharing your work through Librarian Design Share.
We are both located in the United States and are with you in experiencing the collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic and failed political leadership. We are also mourning the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of the police and are using this moment to build momentum in the fight for justice for black, Indigenous people of color. In Allentown, Pennsylvania, my home, a man was brutalized by police just a few weeks after George Floyd was killed. We are organizing as a community and calling for reform within our local police department – the fight is far from over.
Librarian Design Share was created as a community resource to strengthen each of our work. This site demonstrates what we know about communities who join together in this way- we are able to amplify each other’s voices, sustain the work, and produce results more quickly. We are temporarily turning towards other communities and hope that you are as well.
Wishing you health, rest, and justice.