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
The Spectrum Advisory Committee maintains a central calendar of events where Spectrum Scholars can find opportunities to network and engage face-to-face throughout the year. We encourage you to share information about what conferences you plan on attendi ...
WPRELLWITZ - 11/14/2017 - 11:17 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Your words have power. Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading from a banned book or discussing censorship issues on camera. Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country hav ...
EDIAZ - 08/24/2017 - 13:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Monday, 11/27/2017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific) Whether you’re an educator or library director, front-facing circulation desk staff member or behind-the-scenes cataloger, under ...
KPEKOLL - 11/16/2017 - 14:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
American Association of School Librarians, ALA's Office for Library Advocacy and Chapter Relations Office have embarked on a yearlong initiative to strengthen state library ecosystems through unified messaging and identification of shared priorities ...
MCUSICK - 11/17/2017 - 13:48 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Together, we can raise $20,000 for Spectrum's 20th Anniversary! An anonymous donor is matching gifts made to ALA starting November 1, 2017, through the 2017 Annual Fund campaign. Gifts from an individual donor, up to $1,000, are eligible. The match c ...
WPRELLWITZ - 11/17/2017 - 13:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
What is National Library Legislative Day? National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day advocacy training event hosted by the ALA Washington Office every year. Library advocates are invited to Washington, D.C. to learn about pressing legislative is ...
EWAGNER - 11/14/2017 - 13:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Join the celebration of “Words Have Power” at your library. The American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 24-30) with a national Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament. The Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament challenges readers t ...
KPEKOLL - 09/29/2017 - 16:06 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Inspired by a tweet by @miss_print, 2017-2018 Scholar Sony Prosper (pictured here) posed this request to fellow members of this year’s Spectrum cohort: “Post your top 5 books of all time. Don’t think about it, just jot down the first few books that come t ...
WPRELLWITZ - 10/27/2017 - 11:17 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
In the summer of 2016, I decided to start applying for librarian jobs. I wouldn’t graduate until May 2017 at the earliest, but a Health & Life Sciences Librarian position at UCLA immediately sparked my interest. Before getting my MLIS, I was a speech- ...
WPRELLWITZ - 10/26/2017 - 09:30 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is getting a new leader, effective mid-November 2017. The BPL Board, during a special called board meeting on Oct. 16, 2017, voted to hire Floyd Council of Atlanta as the new executive director of the Birmingham Public ...
WPRELLWITZ - 10/24/2017 - 11:57 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues