Black librarians conference pulls out of Indy, citing library CEO controversy

The National Conference of African American Librarians will not hold its annual event in Indianapolis this year after deeming the city “an inhospitable location” due to the actions of the Indianapolis Public Library Board.

“The actions of the Indianapolis Public Library Board are a reflection of what happens within our profession, where hardworking, talented and qualified people are used to clean up messes, fix problems and to just be seen enough that a diversity is ticked without any substantive change,” a Friday news release from the convention’s planning committee said.

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