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  1. Libraries Respond: Services to Older Adults

      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

  2. Libraries Respond: Services to LGBTQ+ People

    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

  3. Libraries Respond: Services to Poor and Homeless People

    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

  4. Libraries Respond: Services to Incarcerated People and Ex-Offenders

    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

  5. eBooks

    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

  6. 2020 Census

    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

  7. Milo Ventimiglia Video PSA

    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

  8. NLLD Frequently Asked Questions

    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

  9. Meeting Rooms Q&A

    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

  10. Additional Resources- Strategic Planning for Diversity

    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