The library world continues to change rapidly. Amidst this turmoil, some of our concrete efforts have remained the same. We strive to protect patron privacy, a core belief that is codified in the ALA Code of Ethics. We assess our work regularly, tracking circulation statistics, number of students in a class, our shrinking budgets. We maintain databases and think of relationships to vendors, are wrangling big data, and think critically about the storage and retention of information. This issue of Alki is all about Keeping Count. This first issue of 2020 welcomes Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman as the new editor.
Most of the work for this issue of Alki was done in a pre-Covid environment. We are glad we were able to make a nod to the current pandemic in our special letter from the WLA president and the letter from the editor, realizing that the situation continues to envolve. Thank you for your compassion and understanding during these truly unprecedented times.
Alki Editor: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman
Alki Editorial Committee: Suzanne Carlson-Prandini, committee chair; Beth Bruno; Troi Gale; Brianna Hoffman; Linda Johns; Magenta Loera; Katy Olsen; Kelsey Smith; Michelle Urberg; Lauren Pressley; Mindy Van Wingen
Design: Sonya Kopetz, KB design
Cover attribution: Photo by Mahdis Mousavi on Unsplash
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by Brianna Hoffman
by Emily Keller
by Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman
by The Alki Editorial Committee
by Kelsey Smith
by Troi Gale
by Maura Walsh
by Elizabeth Bruno
by Aimee Miles
by Jay Peters
by Jon McConnel
by Will Stuivenga
by Suzanne Carlson-Prandini
by Sarah Threlkeld
by Emily Calkins
by Darcy McMurtery