Jazzy Wright Press Officer firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC: “The American Library Association is extremely
01/16/2014 - 13:17
Senate passage of Every Student Succeeds Act boosts U.S. school children’s chances of 21st century success
Nancy Gravatt Press Officer email@example.com CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians applaud the passage of S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The bill is the first piece of federal legislation in more than 50 years opens
12/09/2015 - 11:03
Jazzy Wright Press Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications
07/15/2014 - 08:43
Older Americans constitute a significant and growing segment of library users, but in many ways the services they expect—collections, programs, continuing education, and community gathering—are traditional services of the library. Library services to o ...
AHAYES - 08/19/2019 - 13:52 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Libraries can serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGTQ) people by ensuring that this population is reflected in library collections and provided with services at the library. As a population which is often the subject of discrimination and ha ...
AHAYES - 08/19/2019 - 13:39 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
People experiencing poverty or homelessness constitute a significant portion of users in many libraries today and this population provides libraries with an important opportunity to change lives. As the number of poor children, adults, and families in Ame ...
AHAYES - 08/19/2019 - 13:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Library services for the incarcerated provide opportunities for reading and access to information for adults and juveniles confined to federal, state and county institutions and to facilities operated by private, for-profit contractors. In 2008, well over ...
AHAYES - 08/19/2019 - 13:12 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
After several years of relative stability, the publisher eBook licensing terms for library lending are again shifting in disconcerting directions. ALA has a longstanding commitment to ensuring all people have access to the world's knowledge through o ...
EWAGNER - 07/29/2019 - 12:11 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Read ALA's new guide for librarians about the 2020 Census. In 2020, the Census will be conducted primarily online for the first time. Like past e-government efforts, this will likely impact libraries and libraries' technology resources as staf ...
EWAGNER - 08/13/2019 - 18:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
New video PSA from “The Art of Racing in the Rain” star Milo Ventimiglia highlights the power of libraries! The video is available for download at http://bit.ly/ventimiglia-psa-download. Please help us spread the word by posting it on your website, socia ...
JCARMICHAEL - 07/25/2019 - 13:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Note: In light of ALA's Annual Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on June 20-25, 2019, the next National Library Legislative Day will occur in 2020. Check back for updates or contact Megan Ortegon, manager of Public Policy, for mo ...
EWAGNER - 07/18/2019 - 08:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Definitions Behavior policy: Behavior policies cover actual behavior and not arbitrary distinctions between individuals or classes of individuals, appearance, or behavior that is merely annoying or generating negative subjective reactions from others. Est ...
KPEKOLL - 07/19/2019 - 11:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Additional Resources You may also want to take advantage of these resources: ALA Online Learning Opportunities on issues of diversity Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012) Standards developed by the Racial and Ethnic Diver ...
AHAYES - 07/11/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues