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  1. Spectrum Event Planning

    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

  2. Stand for the Banned Read-Out

    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

  3. Privacy to Pornography: What Staff Need to Know about Intellectual Freedom

    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

  4. State Ecosystem Initiative

    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

  5. Spectrum 2017 Annual Campaign

    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

  6. NLLD FAQs

    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

  7. Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament at Your Library

    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

  8. 2017-2018 Scholars’ “Recommended Reading List”

    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

  9. Crossing the Bridge: Library School to Library Job

    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

  10. Floyd G. Council Sr. named Executive Director of Birmingham Public Library

    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