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  1. 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 De ...

    admin - 07/06/2020 - 12:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Privacy

      Resources on Protecting Privacy During a Pandemic Are Available on the ALA's Choose Privacy Everyday Website. ALA Statements and Policies | Q&As, Tool Kits and Guidelines  | Privacy Policy Choose Privacy Week | Webcasts | Publications | Keep Cu ...

    admin - 06/18/2020 - 08:39 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Workforce Development

    The American Library Association promotes equal access to information for all persons and recognizes the ongoing need to increase awareness of and responsiveness to the diversity of our communities. In order to accomplish this, however, libraries must uti ...

    admin - 04/15/2020 - 14:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Programming to Promote Diversity

    The American Library Association recognizes the critical need for access to library and information resources, services, and technologies by all people, especially those who may experience language or literacy-related barriers; economic distress; cultural ...

    admin - 10/02/2019 - 09:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. 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 toward fostering diversity in the workplace. ALA Policies ALA Policy B.9 ALA L ...

    admin - 08/19/2019 - 12:48 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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