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Leaving Our Fingerprints on History

Leaving Our Fingerprints, covid-19 archive form

Help make history by sharing your story of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we relied on information about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917-1918 to inform our response to COVID-19, future generations may benefit from understanding what we experienced. By collecting your stories, we become witnesses-to-history, providing insight into daily life during this global pandemic and adding to the historic record.

How can you get involved? Please take some time to fill out this form — and feel free to share with your friends, family members, and neighbors — the more people participate, the better understanding we’ll have of the impact of COVID-19.

Social Justice Statement

By   06/22/2020

As the nation reflects on its history of violence and injustice towards minorities, it is imperative that individuals and organizations speak out and take action.

The Southern Adirondack Library System is committed to addressing and dismantling ingrained racism. As trusted community institutions, public libraries must work for the public good by ensuring equitable, diverse, and inclusive libraries that are robust, brave spaces for difficult conversations. We will routinely review policies, procedures, and structures for bias and will collaborate with our libraries and communities to do the same.

We will identify and share resources that reflect diverse experiences and impact the lives of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.

Finally, we will be accountable for our actions and our work going forward.

June 8, 2020