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  1. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) went into effect on April 20, 2001. These laws place restrictions on the use of funding that is available through the Library Services and Technology A ...

    admin - 11/04/2013 - 10:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Services to Special Populations

    The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) serves the Association by identifying and promoting library services that support equitable access to the knowledge and information stored in our libraries and provides information and resources on ...

    admin - 05/23/2013 - 09:18 - Professional Tools

  3. Metadata

    What is metadata? Metadata is data about data. It is descriptive information about a particular data set, object, or resource, including how it is formatted, and when and by whom it was collected. Although metadata most commonly refers to web resources, i ...

    admin - 11/21/2012 - 13:03 - Professional Tools

  4. Internet Access and Digital Holdings in Libraries

    ALA Library Fact Sheet 26 This fact sheet was formerly named "Internet Use in Libraries." The focus of this fact sheet is on how libraries assist with the ever-growing Internet access needs of their library patrons- especially those whose only I ...

    admin - 10/15/2015 - 13:04 - Professional Tools

  5. Writing Grant Applications

    The ALA Public Programs Office offers grants for several different programs from traveling exhibitions to discussion programs involving books, film, and cassette tapes to literary programs and other forms of library cultural programs for adults. All of th ...

    admin - 01/04/2013 - 09:51 - Offices of the American Library Association