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  1. ALA COVID-19 News

    Leave this field blank New ALA resource, free webinar spotlight changes to the 2020 Census in response to COVID-19 Jun 23, 2020 Today, the American Library Association (ALA) released a new publication, “Libraries and the 2020 Census: Adapting Outreach in ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/30/2020 - 08:22 - Professional Tools

  2. Advocacy News

    Leave this field blank ALA welcomes Penguin Random House’s expanded library access to e-books and audiobooks Publisher adjusts pricing model for digital content sales to libraries WASHINGTON, DC — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes the decisi ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/30/2020 - 08:11 - Professional Tools

  3. Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Strategies for Advancing Digital Equity Now

    Tuesday, 6/30/2020 12:30 PM-1:30 AM (Eastern) 11:30 AM-12:30 AM (Central) 10:30 AM-11:30 PM (Mountain) 9:30 AM-10:30 PM (Pacific) More than 20 million people lack home broadband access at a time when virtually every aspect of our lives has a digital compo ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/23/2020 - 18:31 - Professional Tools

  4. Read for Later- “Most importantly, teens need to know that it is OK to ask for help.”

    This week’s headline quotes Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of the National 4-H Council, which was a partner on a recent Harris Poll survey that found that 7 out of 10 teenagers report struggling with their mental health in some way during the COVID ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/22/2020 - 22:10 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later- “I’m hoping that we get our students that are already readers and students who are thinking it’s going to be really excellent to get books delivered by drone”

    This week’s headline quotes Kelly Passek, a middle school librarian in Montgomery County Public Schools. Passek was one of Wing’s first customers when the drone delivery service began operations in Christiansburg, Virginia, and her appeals to the company ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/15/2020 - 21:41 - Professional Tools

  6. Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change

    Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA), will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis. The pilot program project will ...

    LFLANNERY - 07/01/2020 - 18:41 - Professional Tools

  7. Resilient Communities: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    If your question is not listed below, please email ALA's Public Programs Office. May I preview the application before completing it? May applications be submitted in hard copy? What types of libraries are eligible? What will my library receive, if se ...

    HARATA - 07/01/2020 - 16:56 - Professional Tools

  8. Films

    The following works will be provided to successful applicants. DVDs (which include public performance rights) should be added to the library's circulating collection. One (or more) of these documentaries/docudramas should be used in a free public scr ...

    HARATA - 07/01/2020 - 16:06 - Professional Tools

  9. Ideas for Eligible Programs

    Applicants are invited to adopt/adapt these models or create their own. In light of COVID-19 restrictions and building closures, as well as ongoing uncertainty about public gatherings, applicants are advised to plan virtual programs, asynchronous activiti ...

    HARATA - 06/30/2020 - 14:18 - Professional Tools

  10. COVID-19 News

    Reporters: Please visit the Libraries Respond to COVID-19 Press Kit to review relevant library facts and figures and connect with ALA experts and the ALA media relations team ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 07/01/2020 - 10:16 - Professional Tools