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  1. Book Buddies: A New Program Rollout

    By: Danielle DuPuis, Media Specialist, Hammond High School, Columbia, Maryland Each week, I spend some time browsing our library collection to pull books that students have requested or books that I think a particular student will like. I load up the titl ...

    AHAYES - 04/09/2019 - 20:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Receive 50 magical activity books for your library!

    All available activity books have been claimed. To stay informed about future giveaways and public awareness resources from ALA, subscribe to the Libraries Transform email list. In the upcoming film “The Kid Who Would Be King,” a regular boy stumbles upon ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 01/18/2019 - 09:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Peer Mentoring

    By Laura Birkenhauer, Student Success Librarian for Campus Engagement, Miami University Libraries I’ve served in a formal capacity as both a mentor and a mentee, inside and outside of librarianship. We all know that mentoring is unquestionably hard work, ...

    AHAYES - 04/05/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Using Social Media

    Social media channels provide a place where libraries can share the work they are doing – and reinforce relationships with decision makers and the communities they represent. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are perfectly designed for communicati ...

    EWAGNER - 04/05/2019 - 10:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Sydney Taylor, Jewish Books, and Building a Better World

      By: Heidi Rabinowitz, Past President of the Association of Jewish Libraries History was made this year when the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference kicked off by naming the winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Who’s Sydney Taylor and what IS thi ...

    AHAYES - 03/29/2019 - 20:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Q&A with Twanna Hodge (2013), interviewed by Nancy García Ramírez (2018)

    Twanna Hodge is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar currently working at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library as an Academic/Research Librarian. Twanna graduated with her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2015. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities with mino ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/26/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. EDI in Our Libraries

    An initiative of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo and her Diversity Advisory Board, this EDI video series gives visibility to a diverse representation of library workers, champions, and patrons to help deepen the understanding of the principles of equity, ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/11/2019 - 13:04 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Twitter Chat: Navigating Conference (2019)

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019- 12:00 to 13:00 @ala_spectrum Join us on May 7, 2019 from 10-11am PT / 11-12 pm MT / 12-1pm CT / 1-2 pm ET for our next Twitter chat where Spectrum alumni discuss their tips on navigating ALA Annual and the Spectrum Leadership Institu ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/11/2019 - 13:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Spectrum at ACRL 2019

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, April 13, 2019 (All day) Cleveland, OH The 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference will take place April 10-13, 2019 in Cleveland, OH and features a number of presentations by Spectrum ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/08/2019 - 09:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. New PSAs from Emilio Estevez

    Emilio Estevez uses star power to shine light on libraries Actor, director and writer Emilio Estevez shares his passion for libraries in new video Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The PSAs highlight the crucial role libraries play in our communities a ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/05/2019 - 15:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues