Jazzy Wright Press Officer firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
We seek 20 Cohort Champions to help us realize our Anniversary vision for Spectrum 's 20 Years: A Celebration of Community. We are looking for a Spectrum Scholar from each of our 20 cohorts and hope to identify a geographically dispersed group of 2 ...
WPRELLWITZ - 04/14/2017 - 14:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By John Amundsen (email@example.com) | Last month, our colleague Samantha Yanity wrote a post on Intersections on how librarians are ‘ superhero es’- providing access to information and resources that can change lives, and making their communities more in ...
JAMUNDSEN - 04/14/2017 - 15:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
“First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is ...
KPEKOLL - 04/24/2017 - 20:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By Amanpreet Kaur, Rachelle Nelson, and Rebecca Stuhr (firstname.lastname@example.org) | In 2005, the University of Pennsylvania's Vice Provost & Director of Libraries, Carton Rogers, charged a group to promote diversity in Penn Libraries. The team consiste ...
JAMUNDSEN - 04/03/2017 - 13:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Suggested Guidelines: How to Respond to Law Enforcement Requests for Library Records and User Information
(excerpted from the Intellectual Freedom Manual, 9 th Edition (2015) These suggested guidelines will help you prepare for and respond to requests from law enforcement while upholding First and Fourth Amendment freedoms, professional ethics, and state la ...
DCALDWELL-STONE - 04/24/2017 - 08:04 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Anthony Bishop, a 2011- 2012 Spectrum Scholar, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position as the Assistant Professor of Instructional Design in the Library department with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) a part of the City University ...
WPRELLWITZ - 03/31/2017 - 15:44 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
By Emma Wood (email@example.com) | A few years ago I created a LibGuide on the topic of same-sex marriage. The online guide presented resources and strategies for finding gay marriage articles and caselaw, with a heavy focus on surveying state legisla ...
JAMUNDSEN - 03/30/2017 - 11:30 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Kai Forsley, a 2015-2016 Spectrum Scholar, is pursuing a number of exciting projects during her final semester at San Jose State University. Kai is currently completing an internship at the Wikimedia Foundation (which administers Wikipedia). "I’ve c ...
WPRELLWITZ - 03/31/2017 - 17:08 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
Alicia K. Long has been appointed Chair of the Pura Belpré Award. Alicia was a member of the PBA committee in 2014. This exciting honor provides Alicia the opportunity to work in the cross-section of library science and education while pursuing her inte ...
WPRELLWITZ - 03/31/2017 - 16:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
WHEREAS, the ALA Code of Ethics states, “We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted”; and WHEREAS, the American Library Asso ...
DCALDWELL-STONE - 04/12/2017 - 00:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues