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  1. First Amendment and Censorship

    First Amendment Resources | Statements & Core Documents | Publications & Guidelines “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; ...

    admin - 07/13/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Privacy

    ALA Statements and Policies | Q&As, Tool Kits and Guidelines  | Privacy Policy Choose Privacy Week | Webcasts | Publications | Keep Current |   Assistance and Consultation The right to privacy – the right to read, consider, and develop ideas and belie ...

    admin - 07/12/2019 - 19:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Diversity Research and Statistics

    Research The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors the Diversity Research Grant program to address critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. Statistics: ALA Reports ALA Member D ...

    admin - 07/09/2019 - 13:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Intellectual Freedom: Issues and Resources

    A commitment to intellectual freedom transforms your library. ALA actively advocates and educates in defense of intellectual freedom—the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Intellectual ...

    admin - 03/29/2019 - 19:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Outreach to Underserved Populations

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

    admin - 03/06/2019 - 15:26 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are fundamental values of the association and its members, and diversity is listed as one of ALA's Key Action Areas. The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services uses a social justice framework to ensure t ...

    JGRAY - 11/19/2018 - 12:15 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Diversity in the Workplace

    Diversity is a key action area of the American Library Association and Section B.3 Diversity (Old Number 60)  of ALA's policy manual includes a number of objectives geared towarding fostering diversity in the workplace. Key ALA Resources for Promotin ...

    admin - 06/27/2018 - 13:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Additional 21st Century Literacy Resources

    “Trying to find information on the Web is like walking into a library after an earthquake, with the books strewn all over the floor.” —Debra Jones, Exploring the Internet Using Critical Thinking Skills,  1998 How to Evaluate Information Resources Tips for ...

    admin - 10/04/2017 - 16:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Bibliotecas y bibliotecarios

    “El conocimiento es de dos tipos. Sabemos o conocemos un tema por nosotros mismos o bien sabemos dónde encontrar información sobre el mismo.” —Dr. Samuel Johnson, 18 de abril de 1775 Ayudar a personas de todas las edades a que sean consumidores ilustrados ...

    admin - 10/04/2017 - 16:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Mide tu avance

    “A fin de cuentas, las personas que conocen sobre el manejo de la información son aqu él las que han aprendido a aprender. Ellas saben cómo aprender porque conocen cómo se organiza el conocimiento, cómo encontrar información y cómo usar la información de ...

    admin - 10/04/2017 - 16:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues