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  1. Unexpected Partnerships Leading to Outreach Success

    By: Cearra Harris, Teen Services Specialist/Spectrum Scholar 2018-2019, ImaginOn Library (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) When the YMCA reached out to me to host a program on social justice for their annual Teen Summit I was initially hesitant. My hesitanc ...

    AHAYES - 06/27/2019 - 08:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. NLLD Frequently Asked Questions

    Note:  In light of ALA's Annual Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on June 20-25, 2019, the next National Library Legislative Day will occur in 2020. Check back for updates or contact Megan Ortegon, manager of Public Policy, for mo ...

    EWAGNER - 07/18/2019 - 08:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Meeting Rooms Q&A

    Definitions Behavior policy: Behavior policies cover actual behavior and not arbitrary distinctions between individuals or classes of individuals, appearance, or behavior that is merely annoying or generating negative subjective reactions from others. Est ...

    KPEKOLL - 07/19/2019 - 11:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Public Charge and Its Potential Impact on Library Services

    By: Maggie Shawcross, Adult Services Librarian, High Plains Library District A few months back I was approached by a patron. She asked me if I knew about public charge and its implication to those who were seeking residency status or citizenship. She was ...

    AHAYES - 06/21/2019 - 09:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Additional Resources- Strategic Planning for Diversity

    Additional Resources You may also want to take advantage of these resources: ALA Online Learning Opportunities on issues of diversity Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (2012) Standards developed by the Racial and Ethnic Diver ...

    AHAYES - 07/11/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Goals- Strategic Planning for Diversity

    Mission and Vision The mission or vision statement for the diversity plan usually distills the organization’s diversity definition and the environmental scan into a direct statement of how the library currently operates within the community and what it st ...

    AHAYES - 07/11/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Goals- Strategic Planning for Diversity

    Mission and Vision The mission or vision statement for the diversity plan usually distills the organization’s diversity definition and the environmental scan into a direct statement of how the library currently operates within the community and what it st ...

    AHAYES - 07/11/2019 - 10:34 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Needs- Strategic Planning for Diversity

    Assessing Need—The Environmental Scan Diversity planning can vary depending on location, population, resources and climate. It is helpful to review what similar institutions have developed, but it is also important to assess the internal climate of your o ...

    AHAYES - 07/11/2019 - 10:35 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Defining Diversity- Strategic Planning for Diversity

    Defining Diversity The language that we use to do diversity work is important and may vary from region to region or institution to institution. There are many terms that are sometimes used interchangeably when developing diversity programming. To help you ...

    AHAYES - 07/11/2019 - 10:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Building Bridges: Creating Success Before the First Year

      By: April Sheppard, Assistant Library Director, Arkansas State University Working in an academic library, one quickly learns the impact that library use can have on first-year student success. Not only do we get immediate feedback in the thanks we recei ...

    AHAYES - 06/13/2019 - 09:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues