Alki is the open access, peer-reviewed journal of the Washington Library Association.
Alki’s purpose is to communicate philosophical and substantive analyses of current and enduring issues for and about Washington libraries, personnel, and advocates and to facilitate the exchange of research, opinion, and information.
This issue’s theme was decided by you and readers like you, dear Reader. We asked what you wanted to see from us and you spoke loudly and clearly. Disruptions are a daily occurrence and take infinite shapes in the library world: tech malfunctions, book challenges, even our own mental health can shake things up. In this issue, our authors discuss all of these topics and more, including Stephanie Wilson’s story about surviving an entire library rebuild while still serving patrons, and Christina-Marie Wright’s experience with finding sanctuary in a neurodiversity library. As you hear these tales of disruption and chaos, I encourage you to do as author Jennifer Sturge recommends and remember Mr. Rogers’ advice: find the helpers.
Read the full issue here: https://alki.pubpub.org/39-3