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  1. 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

  2. Speaking of Self-Care: Tending to Our Spirits

    By: Cathleen Miller, Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England   As workers, we spend our lives tending to the needs of our organizations, our patrons, and our co-workers. Whether you work in a supportive or a difficult environmen ...

    AHAYES - 02/08/2019 - 09:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Q&A with Cynthia Palacios and Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado: community organizing and the founding of Librarians of Color, Los Angeles

    Cynthia Palacios, she/her/hers, was born to Central American migrant parents and raised in South Central Los Angeles, hence her interest in social justice. After completing her B.A. in Political Science, Cynthia realized that she can best help empower min ...

    BJARNAGIN - 02/05/2019 - 09:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Self-Care: Because You Deserve It

    By: Erika Lehtonen, Youth Services Librarian, Shelton Timberland Library   When you work in libraries, you give so much of yourself to other people. While most of my experience has been in public libraries, I can imagine library workers from different fie ...

    AHAYES - 02/01/2019 - 20:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Reflections on the 2019 Youth Media Awards

    By: Jody Gray, Director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services 2019 marked the first year that three affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) were included in the Youth Media Awards (YMA) announcements. The American Indian L ...

    JGRAY - 01/30/2019 - 14:57 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Advocacy and Issues Feedback Form

    Did you find what you needed? N/A No Mostly Yes Please elaborate: I would like to * Report a broken link. Report a form with problems. Report a page that should have more information added. Locate a missing page. Report a PDF or other file not available. ...

    EWAGNER - 10/16/2018 - 15:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. 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 - 01/25/2019 - 00:57 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. 2018 Policy Corps

    Policy Corps- 2018 Cohort Members Hannah Buckland Service Manager, Hennepin County Library   Todd Carpenter Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization   Nicolle Davies Assistant Commissioner & State Librarian, Colorado   Ann Ewban ...

    EWAGNER - 01/30/2019 - 09:18 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Tell us about your member of Congress

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    EWAGNER - 01/28/2019 - 15:22 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Fund Libraries Campaign

    Will your Senators support library funding for FY20? Check below to see if your Senators signed the LSTA and IAL letters last year, and who's new in 2019. Will your Representative support library funding for FY20? Check below to see if your Represent ...

    EWAGNER - 01/25/2019 - 13:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues