February 17, 2018

Michael Moore Finally Comes Through on Pledge

By LJ Staff

During the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference last June, author and filmmaker Michael Moore announced he was establishing a scholarship fund for minorities to attend library school. He also said he would donate 1000 copies of his films Roger and Me and Bowling for Columbine, as well as his television specials, to libraries that couldn’t afford to buy them. For months, librarians wondered whether Moore would keep his word. ALA President Mitch Freedman, however, told LJ that Moore is coming through. “It took a long time but he had some personal situations…now he has come through beautifully,” Freedman said. “We’ve already received a $25,000 check for the Spectrum scholarship fund. He’s doing what he promised, he personally spoke with ALA staff, and were looking forward to a wonderful continuing relationship with him.”