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  1. Crafting a library revitalization project at a Juvenile Detention Center Library

      By: Ariel Bacon, Collection Management Specialist, Ohio State University Libraries The last semester of my MLIS program at Kent State, a professor offered the unusual opportunity to complete my practicum experience at the Franklin County Juvenile Detent ...

    AHAYES - 08/02/2019 - 08:56 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Daily Dose of Diversity: How Patron-Facing Library Staff Further Inclusivity

      By: Chelsea Elwood, Supporting Library Specialist, Arapahoe Library District In February 2019, the Public Library Association, a division within the American Library Association, held the Social Justice and Public Libraries: Equity Starts with Us sympos ...

    AHAYES - 07/26/2019 - 08:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Listening, Believing, and Creating Better Libraries from Within

    By: Jane Smith, Public Librarian When I think of the perfect world where everyone understands and believes in the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion I think of all the opportunities and all of the well-deserved respect that our communities des ...

    AHAYES - 07/19/2019 - 09:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 - 07/29/2019 - 06:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues