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  1. Leaders Wanted Doctoral Options Fair

    The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services and the ALISE Multicultural, Ethnic, and Humanistic Concerns Special Interest Group invite you to join us at Leaders Wanted a pivotal session held at the ALA Annual Conference with the goal of ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 04/23/2018 - 16:16 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. I am ALA

    The “I am ALA” feature on the ALA homepage will spotlight ALA members and the work they do. These segments may be picked up by other ALA-related media, such as AL Direct and www.ilovelibraries.org.  If you’re willing to participate—and we hope you are—we’ ...

    admin - 03/29/2018 - 12:11 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Fake News or Free Speech: Is There a Right to be Misinformed?

    Wednesday, 4/25/2018 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) "Fake news" has always been part of the communication landscape. The difference now is that we are inundated with so ...

    KPEKOLL - 04/12/2018 - 15:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Libraries Transform Campaign Survey

    Thank you for participating in the American Library Association’s 2018 Libraries Transform campaign survey. Your responses, which will remain anonymous, will help ALA develop improved and expanded public awareness and advocacy tools for library supporters ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 02/06/2018 - 15:54 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Intersections | AILA Youth Literature Award & Sherman Alexie

      By Lara K. Aase | In March, the American Indian Library Association rescinded its 2008 Best Young Adult Book Award for Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. AILA, the voice of many non-Native as well as Indigenous librarians in N ...

    JGRAY - 04/09/2018 - 13:13 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. A Practical Guide to Privacy Audits

    NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. The recording can be viewed below for free or on YouTube. It’s one small step for your library, one giant leap for protecting privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual freedom! Have you checked out ALA’s pri ...

    KPEKOLL - 04/18/2018 - 10:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Champion Spotlight: Dina Meky

    Dina Meky is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Berkeley College in New Jersey. She got her BA in Journalism and Mass Communications with minors in Middle Eastern Studies and English from the American University in Cairo in 2013. She received her MS ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/26/2018 - 09:54 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Champion Spotlight: Charlotte Roh

    Let me start with something that should have been obvious: After almost ten years in New York City, I was not prepared for the reality of small town college life in the Midwest. It was far more isolating and othering than anticipated. So I reached out to ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/26/2018 - 09:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Champion Spotlight: Rachel Keiko Stark

    The Spectrum Scholarship Program has been a game changer for me. The scholarship not only reduced my debt burden, it also helped me develop the skills to be the best librarian I can be. The Spectrum Institute was a wonderful experience and meeting other S ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/23/2018 - 11:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Yasmeen Shorish reflects on ALA President's Program: Are Libraries Neutral?

    Yasmeen Shorish is a 2009-2010 Scholar and Data Services Coordinator/Associate Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Yasmeen co-wrote “ Libraries on the frontlines: neutrality and social justice,” published in August 2017 in Equ ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/23/2018 - 11:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues