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  1. Intersections | On Allyship

    By John Amundsen (jamundsen@ala.org) | When we launched Intersections back in October, Jody (Director of ODLOS and my boss) said that she wanted us all to write a post reflecting on our individual perspectives on the issues we work with our members to add ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 01/05/2017 - 12:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. 45-115 ALA Federal Initiative

    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

  3. Your Guide to Reporting Censorship

    “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” — Article 3, Library Bill of Rights Most librarians are aware of Banned Books Week and the Top Ten Most Challenged Books. But how ...

    KPEKOLL - 01/15/2017 - 09:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Intersections | Bringing Palestinian Librarians to the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

    By Tom Twiss (ttwiss@pitt.edu) | This past June two leading Palestinian librarians addressed the ALA annual conference in Orlando on the topic “Palestinian Libraries Under Occupation.” The program with Randa Kamal, President of the Palestinian Library Ass ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 12/21/2016 - 16:43 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Libraries Respond: National Day of Healing

    The American Library Association (ALA) is joining forces with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's (WKKF) Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) enterprise to engage our member community in racial healing as an opportunity to broaden and deepen our ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 01/16/2017 - 20:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Student Rights, Protests and Free Speech

    NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased; please see How to Register below for more details. Campus racial climate and the national and state elections are breeding grounds for activism and protests. Mishandl ...

    KPEKOLL - 01/15/2017 - 09:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Contact the Office for Library Advocacy

    ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) assists library staff and library advocates facing a range of issues, including threats to funding or positions, state or local legislation, and more. Building a network of supporters? Have a story to share? Let us ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 07/20/2016 - 10:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Intersections | The American Dream Initiative: Forging Connections with New Americans in Paterson

    By Andrew Luck | When the Paterson Free Public Library applied for the ALA/Dollar General American Dream grant, we had few ESL resources when compared to the needs of the community.  The city of Paterson is over 50% Hispanic with burgeoning Turkish, Arab, ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 11/11/2016 - 11:02 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Intersections | Serving the Older Adult Community

    By Tina Williams (twilliams@whiteoaklibrary.org) | Reaching out to the community is a vital part of Library services. Five years ago, I started the Outreach Services Department at the White Oak Library District with the charge to serve the older adult pop ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 11/07/2016 - 15:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. History of Intellectual Freedom and Censorship

    NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased; please see How to Register below for more details. Join intellectual freedom educators and advocates Emily Knox, Joyce Latham, and Candace Morgan as they discuss the ...

    KPEKOLL - 11/21/2016 - 15:36 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

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