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  1. Advocacy and Issues Feedback Form

    Did you find what you needed? N/A No Mostly Yes Please elaborate: I would like to * Report a broken link. Report a form with problems. Report a page that should have more information added. Locate a missing page. Report a PDF or other file not available. ...

    EWAGNER - 10/16/2018 - 15:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. ALA Policy Corps

    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

  3. Public Awareness Events

    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

  4. I Love My Librarian Award

      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

  5. Spectrum Kindness: Isabel Soto-Luna Reflects on Giving Back

    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

  6. Just One Thing: Increasing Staff Participation in Community Engagement

    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

  7. Privatizing Libraries: Advocacy Library Teaser

    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

  8. Keeping Public Libraries Public: Advocacy Library Teaser

    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

  9. Little Free Library Nonprofit Celebrates Banned Books Week

    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

  10. State and Local Protocol

    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