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
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
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
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
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
By Lara K. Aase | In March, the American Indian Library Association rescinded its 2008 Best Young Adult Book Award for Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.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
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
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
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
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
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