“Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries” is the American Library Association’s nationwide virtual tour to highlight the innovation and impact of a diverse range of libraries and engage stakeholders to advocate for libraries and the communities they serve.
A part of ALA President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.’s broader work to build relationships and strengthen connections, Holding Space will feature town halls, round table discussions, and interviews with library leaders, state and local partners, and elected officials covering topics ranging from HBCUs and academic libraries to school, tribal, and public libraries—all while amplifying the concerns of each community along the route.
You can visit more than a dozen libraries and the communities they serve over the course of ten days with Julius Jefferson. The tour kicks off on July 27, 2020, from the Library of Congress and winds its way across the country to Oakland, CA, on August 7, 2020. Each stop of the tour will be broadcast via Zoom and available on YouTube after the conclusion of the tour so members can join in the conversation. Register for tour events and read letters from the road by clicking the button below and sign up to receive updates about the tour.Register for tour events and read letters from the road