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  1. School Libraries & Education

    The Issue ALA believes that every school should have an effective school library program. While reading and books are mainstays of the school library program, today’s effective school library programs are also sophisticated learning environments that prov ...

    EWAGNER - 09/12/2019 - 16:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Tell Macmillan Publisher CEO John Sargent that you demand #eBooksForAll

    America’s libraries are committed to promoting literacy and a love of reading with diverse collections, programs and services for all ages. In an increasingly digital world, our libraries are investing more in eBooks and downloadable media. And millions o ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 09/12/2019 - 12:24 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. National Library Legislative Day

    Join hundreds of library advocates for the American Library Association’s 45th National Library Legislative Day in 2020! Held in Washington, D.C., National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event designed to provide attendees the opp ...

    EWAGNER - 09/13/2019 - 10:26 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. NLLD State Coordinators

    This list is currently being updated for #NLLD2020. Please email us for the latest information: nlld@alawash.org Alabama Eric Kidwell (334) 833-4420 ekidwell@huntingdon.edu Alaska Patience Frederiksen patience.frederiksen@alaska.gov Arizona Erin MacFarlan ...

    EWAGNER - 09/13/2019 - 10:35 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. NLLD Scholarship Opportunities

    ALA and the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) are seeking applications for the 2020 WHCLIST Award. The WHCLIST Scholarship is granted to one non-librarian National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) participant. Th ...

    EWAGNER - 09/09/2019 - 17:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. NLLD Frequently Asked Questions

    What is National Library Legislative Day? National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day advocacy event in Washington D.C., hosted by the American Library Association, which provides attendees education about federal legislative priorities for libra ...

    EWAGNER - 09/09/2019 - 09:58 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Intellectual Freedom Advocacy and Education

    As members of the American Library Association, we recognize intellectual freedom as a universal human right. 1 This right ensures free access to seek and receive information and expression of ideas from all points of view without restriction for every in ...

    DCALDWELL-STONE - 08/30/2019 - 11:59 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Banned Books Week Webinars

    This Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019), bring a censorship expert into the library with these live webinars. Designed for libraries and schools to stream as programs during Banned Books Week celebrations, these webinars are a way for library users ...

    EDIAZ - 09/06/2019 - 10:09 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Libraries Respond: Services to Older Adults

      Older Americans constitute a significant and growing segment of library users, but in many ways the services they expect—collections, programs, continuing education, and community gathering—are traditional services of the library.  Library services to o ...

    AHAYES - 08/19/2019 - 13:52 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Libraries Respond: Services to LGBTQ+ People

    Libraries can serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGTQ) people by ensuring that this population is reflected in library collections and provided with services at the library.  As a population which is often the subject of discrimination and ha ...

    AHAYES - 08/19/2019 - 13:39 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues