Jazzy Wright Press Officer email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
By Melissa Solis (firstname.lastname@example.org) | It starts with a border crossing. This year’s Seguimos Creando Enlaces Conference will be held on both sides of the border. Now in its sixth year, the free conference will gather librarians from the Unite ...
JAMUNDSEN - 02/17/2017 - 10:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By John Amundsen (email@example.com) | On Monday, Feb. 6 th, librarians and representatives from government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and resettlement agencies from across the U.S. and around the world gathered in Chicago for the Project W ...
JAMUNDSEN - 02/13/2017 - 14:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Alice Son graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science in December 2016. She recently became the Teen Librarian at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Height ...
WPRELLWITZ - 02/13/2017 - 17:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
One of ALA's most recognizable advocacy tools has been updated with current research and statistics. These wallet-sized fold-out cards provide quick, relevant, and salient talking points and thought-provoking information for library advocates of al ...
JCARMICHAEL - 02/27/2017 - 13:08 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Statement from ALA President, Julie Todaro “The Trump administration’s decision to revoke important protections for transgender students couldn’t conflict more with the library community’s fundamental values and the principles upon which libraries are fou ...
JGRAY - 02/27/2017 - 15:43 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Thursday, 2/23/2017 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) In celebration of Black History Month, join author Cheryl Knott (“ Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Cr ...
KPEKOLL - 02/23/2017 - 16:02 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Here are eight things to do before you launch a referendum campaign: Unify your library’s branding so that it reflects your mission and is recognized throughout the community. Develop a public awareness campaign. Use the many resources available through L ...
MCUSICK - 02/17/2017 - 15:48 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
During difficult times, our nation’s 120,000+ public, academic, school and special libraries are invaluable allies inspiring understanding and community healing. ALA has developed this document as a starting point to help you address current events and su ...
JAMUNDSEN - 02/14/2017 - 09:42 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
ALA Resolution in Support of Immigrant Rights 2006-2007 CD#20.2 (ALA Midwinter Meeting) WHEREAS, America's immigrants are strong and valuable part of the social fabric of this nation; and WHEREAS, The ALA Library Bill of Rights states that a person& ...
JGRAY - 02/27/2017 - 14:44 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Initiated by ALA President Julie Todaro and led by Past-president Courtney Young, the 45-115 ALA Federal Initiative will highlight and strengthen library community efforts to communicate how libraries advance national priorities working closely with the T ...
JCARMICHAEL - 10/03/2016 - 15:24 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues