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  1. Library Photo Promotion

    Let's face it. Stock photos just don't cut it any more. People are moved by authentic images, not perfectly posed stock photos.   We need your help. The American Library Association can't tell the story of libraries without your story.  We ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 07/22/2019 - 16:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Research Spotlight: Dr. Amy VanScoy and Dr. Kawanna Bright

    By: Denice Adkins, Associate Professor, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri As part of the Diversity Research Grants Program sponsored by ODLOS, we've started a monthly spotlight on research advancing iss ...

    AHAYES - 09/20/2019 - 16:06 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Reminiscence and Caregiver Kits for Seniors

    By: Sally Inglett, President & Founder, MEternally, LLC A dementia-friendly movement is sweeping the nation, and for good reason. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that almost 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or ot ...

    AHAYES - 09/13/2019 - 08:00 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Diversity Among the Stacks: Equity and Inclusion in Libraries

    By: Tommy Vinh Bui, Teen and Adult Services, Los Angeles County Library  Long have I found myself adrift in a constantly roiling strait of changing cultural identities and blurry borders of personal allegiances. I’m the child of Vietnamese refugees and gr ...

    AHAYES - 09/06/2019 - 10:36 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Welcome to the Jungle: How to Navigate the Networking Waters

    By: Babak Zarin, Access Services Librarian, Central Rappahannock Regional Library So there you are. Your department is throwing a social reception, and you want to talk with someone, but you have no idea how to get started and you’re starting to wonder wh ...

    AHAYES - 08/29/2019 - 09:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. 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

  7. 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 - 09/18/2019 - 18:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. The Critic: Reflections on Readers’ Advisory

      By: Katrina Spencer, Literatures & Cultures Librarian, Middlebury College For two years now, I have been publishing a weekly book review column, “ The Librarian Is In,” in Middlebury College’s weekly print and digital newspaper, The Campus. I have f ...

    AHAYES - 08/23/2019 - 07:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. “One Book, One Facility” Encourages Book Discussions in Jail

    By: Kasey Butcher Santana, Ph.D., Library Specialist, Arapahoe Libraries “It worked!" our inmate worker told me when he came in one Tuesday. "My cellie stayed up really late reading the book and then I saw him go next door and I thought there wa ...

    AHAYES - 08/16/2019 - 08:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. 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