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
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EWAGNER - 10/16/2018 - 15:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
The ALA Policy Corps aims to expand our ability to advocate on key policy issues on behalf of the library community. The Corps builds on the Policy Revolution! Initiative and was launched in partnership with 2017-18 ALA President Jim Neal. A collaboration ...
EWAGNER - 12/10/2018 - 14:14 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
National Library Week Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019 with the theme "Libraries = Strong Communities." Visit the National Library Week web page for updates about National Library Week 2019. As the first African American principa ...
JCARMICHAEL - 12/10/2018 - 06:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 l ...
JCARMICHAEL - 12/09/2018 - 22:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By Isabel Soto-Luna Receiving the Spectrum Scholarship was a game changer for me and opened up a world of support and opportunity. I feel a responsibility to give back and to ensure that future librarians have even more opportunities available to them. It ...
WPRELLWITZ - 11/26/2018 - 14:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By: Rachel Hadidi, PhD, Community Outreach Librarian, Plano Public Library, Plano, Texas Are you looking for ways to connect with your community outside the library walls? Preparing a strong, diverse group of staff for outreach opportunities is key to our ...
AHAYES - 12/07/2018 - 09:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Privatizing Libraries This special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the privatization of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets a ...
JCARMICHAEL - 12/07/2018 - 14:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Communities Considering Privatization of Public Libraries (PDF) In recent years, some city and county governing bodies considered privatization of public libraries.The American Library Association affirms t ...
JCARMICHAEL - 12/07/2018 - 14:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas. This year, the Little Free Library nonprofi ...
KPEKOLL - 08/29/2018 - 11:24 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Protocol for Monitoring and Responding to State and Local Library Issues ALA has adopted a protocol to respond to library issues at the state and local level. The goal of ALA’s involvement is to advance the advocacy efforts of the library and/or the appro ...
MCUSICK - 12/06/2018 - 08:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues