Jazzy Wright Press Officer email@example.com WASHINGTON, D.C.—Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC: “The American Library Association is extremely
01/16/2014 - 13:17
Senate passage of Every Student Succeeds Act boosts U.S. school children’s chances of 21st century success
Nancy Gravatt Press Officer firstname.lastname@example.org CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians applaud the passage of S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The bill is the first piece of federal legislation in more than 50 years opens
12/09/2015 - 11:03
Jazzy Wright Press Officer email@example.com Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications
07/15/2014 - 08:43
By: Maggie Shawcross, Adult Services Librarian, High Plains Library District A few months back I was approached by a patron. She asked me if I knew about public charge and its implication to those who were seeking residency status or citizenship. She was ...
AHAYES - 06/21/2019 - 09:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By: April Sheppard, Assistant Library Director, Arkansas State University Working in an academic library, one quickly learns the impact that library use can have on first-year student success. Not only do we get immediate feedback in the thanks we recei ...
AHAYES - 06/13/2019 - 09:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Thank your Senators for their commitment to #FundLibraries! Thank your Rep for their commitment to #FundLibraries! Did Senators sign on to support library funding for FY20? Check below to see if your Senators signed the LSTA and IAL letters. Did your Re ...
EWAGNER - 06/24/2019 - 13:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By: Celise Reech-Harper, Associate Director, Beauregard Parish Library Accessibility and inclusivity are often discussed in terms of physical barriers to reaching resources: distances that are too long, rooms that are not navigable, presentations that a ...
AHAYES - 06/06/2019 - 09:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Academic Libraries Have Outreach Too!: University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Program
By: Monica Porter, Access Services Supervisor, University of Michigan, Shapiro Library and Substitute Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library Academic Outreach and Young People! I am an Access Services Supervisor and a librarian by degree at the Universit ...
AHAYES - 05/31/2019 - 13:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
It is vital to get elected officials and community leaders into these spaces and show them what you are doing and what you could do if you had more resources. There's no substitute for actually coming in. By inviting them for a visit or tour, you can ...
EWAGNER - 06/20/2019 - 14:47 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By: Christina Caputo, Youth Services Librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, all children were homeschooled. Presently, home-based learning has rising numbers of families opting for home-based teaching ...
AHAYES - 05/23/2019 - 09:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries A 2018 ALA Emerging Leaders team was charged with creating a guide for American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to support school librarians in addressing challenges related to c ...
EWAGNER - 06/11/2019 - 10:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Cultivating Your Local Notables Every community, whether it’s a town, an organization, or an educational institution, has local notables (and maybe some genuine celebrities) who can step forward and speak out personally and passionately in support of the ...
EWAGNER - 06/11/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Choose Privacy Week Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and i ...
EWAGNER - 06/11/2019 - 10:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues