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  1. One Librarian’s Take on Territorial Acknowledgments

    By: Karleen Delaurier-Lyle, Information Services Librarian, Xwi7xwa Library I have worked at Xwi7xwa Library for approximately three years, both as a student worker and as the Information Services Librarian. At the reference desk, I am frequently asked ho ...

    AHAYES - 08/13/2020 - 08:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read

    This 2017 edition of the banned books resource guide, compiled by First Amendment advocate Robert P. Doyle, is packed with challenge entries, histories of core documents such as the Library Bill of Rights and First Amendment, infographics, timelines and e ...

    KPEKOLL - 08/14/2020 - 15:35 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Letters from the Road- Closing Celebration

    Aloha from Hawaii, For the last stop on our 12-stop virtual tour, through the magic of technology, our bus hopped the ocean and stopped at the Hawaii State Public Library We were joined on our grand finale of the Holding Space tour by legislators in Hawai ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 08/10/2020 - 08:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Letters from the Road- Day 10

    Hello from Oakland. Today was the last day of our virtual bus tour and we covered a lot of ground, making two stops in two states, and even crossing the Pacific Ocean to visit Hawaii. Our first stop was at the Oakland Public Library, where we learned how ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 08/10/2020 - 07:58 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Letters from the Road- Day 9

    Hello, from Carson City, Nevada. Our bus traveled to the Nevada State Library, where we took a deep dive into the world of virtual reality and how libraries are using this technology to train the workforce of tomorrow. I met with librarians across institu ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 08/06/2020 - 19:34 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Bridging the Digital Divide in the Age of COVID-19

    By: Talia Evans, Media Relations Specialist, Kansas City Public As stay-at-home orders and social distancing recommendations were handed down as COVID-19 spread, the first thought on the minds of so many at the Kansas City Public Library was, ‘how can we ...

    AHAYES - 08/06/2020 - 08:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Letters from the Road- Day 8

    Hello from Cordes Lakes, Arizona. Continuing its westward journey, our bus traveled to the Cordes Lakes Library for an important discussion, “From Interior to Border: Libraries Reaching Rural Communities,” of the rural library’s unique role in keeping res ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 08/05/2020 - 19:34 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Letters from the Road- Day 7

    Greetings from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, Today our bus took us to the Jemez Pueblo Community Library, where we learned about the need for broadband in tribal communities. Residents in these communities often lack high-capacity broadband service. Cutting p ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 08/05/2020 - 17:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Letters from the Road- Day 6

    Hello from Norman, Oklahoma! Today, our bus traveled to Oklahoma to visit the Pioneer Library System in Oklahoma, where we learned about the critical work of libraries in promoting workforce development. I was pleased to learn about the incredible ways th ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 08/04/2020 - 08:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Letters from the Road- Day 5

    Hello from Lubbock, Texas. Today I met with a group of dynamic school library professionals and discussed the indispensable contributions of school librarians in Lubbock, Texas and throughout the state. As one of the largest states by size and population, ...

    CCARRAZCO - 07/31/2020 - 17:08 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues