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  1. Intangible Barriers: One Approach for Senior Adult Services

      By: Celise Reech-Harper, Associate Director, Beauregard Parish Library Accessibility and inclusivity are often discussed in terms of physical barriers to reaching resources: distances that are too long, rooms that are not navigable, presentations that a ...

    AHAYES - 06/06/2019 - 09:00 - 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. Fund Libraries Campaign

    Thank your Senators for their commitment to #FundLibraries! Thank your Rep for their commitment to #FundLibraries! Did Senators sign on to support library funding for FY20? Check below to see if your Senators signed the LSTA and IAL letters.   Did your Re ...

    EWAGNER - 06/24/2019 - 13:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Academic Libraries Have Outreach Too!: University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Program

      By: Monica Porter, Access Services Supervisor, University of Michigan, Shapiro Library and Substitute Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library Academic Outreach and Young People! I am an Access Services Supervisor and a librarian by degree at the Universit ...

    AHAYES - 05/31/2019 - 13:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Homeschoolers and the Public Library

      By: Christina Caputo, Youth Services Librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, all children were homeschooled. Presently, home-based learning has rising numbers of families opting for home-based teaching ...

    AHAYES - 05/23/2019 - 09:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Arrange a Congressional Tour of Your Library

    It is vital to get elected officials and community leaders into these spaces and show them what you are doing and what you could do if you had more resources. There's no substitute for actually coming in. By inviting them for a visit or tour, you can ...

    EWAGNER - 06/20/2019 - 14:47 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Immigration Resources Fair

    By: Bob Sisson, Librarian, Northeast Regional Library Our library, the Northeast Regional Library, hosted an Immigrant Resources Fair on June 8, 2018. We are located in northeast Philadelphia and are part of the Free Library of Philadelphia. As a libraria ...

    AHAYES - 05/17/2019 - 09:43 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries: Advocacy Library Teaser

    Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries A 2018 ALA Emerging Leaders team was charged with creating a guide for American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to support school librarians in addressing challenges related to c ...

    EWAGNER - 06/11/2019 - 10:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Cultivating Your Local Notables: Advocacy Library Teaser

    Cultivating Your Local Notables Every community, whether it’s a town, an organization, or an educational institution, has local notables (and maybe some genuine celebrities) who can step forward and speak out personally and passionately in support of the ...

    EWAGNER - 06/11/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Choose Privacy Week: Advocacy Library Teaser

    Choose Privacy Week Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and i ...

    EWAGNER - 06/11/2019 - 10:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues