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  1. Advocacy Bootcamp

    Advocacy Bootcamp is currently on hiatus due to personnel changes- please contact Kathi  Kromer  with any questions. "Who needs libraries?" Beneath those three words is an iceberg of challenges, from delivering on-point messaging, gathering comp ...

    EWAGNER - 05/20/2019 - 11:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Peer Mentoring

    By Laura Birkenhauer, Student Success Librarian for Campus Engagement, Miami University Libraries I’ve served in a formal capacity as both a mentor and a mentee, inside and outside of librarianship. We all know that mentoring is unquestionably hard work, ...

    AHAYES - 04/05/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. 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 - 04/05/2019 - 10:55 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Sydney Taylor, Jewish Books, and Building a Better World

      By: Heidi Rabinowitz, Past President of the Association of Jewish Libraries History was made this year when the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference kicked off by naming the winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Who’s Sydney Taylor and what IS thi ...

    AHAYES - 03/29/2019 - 20:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Q&A with Twanna Hodge (2013), interviewed by Nancy García Ramírez (2018)

    Twanna Hodge is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar currently working at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library as an Academic/Research Librarian. Twanna graduated with her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2015. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities with mino ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/26/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Talking Points & Tools

    ALA's advocacy and public policy staff are committed to helping library workers, policy analysts, government officials, and the public to identify and prepare for the future. Our research covers a broad range of issues, all related to how libraries s ...

    EWAGNER - 05/09/2019 - 13:57 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Spectrum Event Planning

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee maintains a central Calendar of Events where Spectrum Scholars can find opportunities to network and engage face-to-face throughout the year, as well as keep track of deadlines for all Spectrum professional development oppo ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 10/30/2018 - 16:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Contact

    - For media inquiries,  contact  the ALA Communications & Marketing Office- To report censorship,  contact  the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom- For Banned Books Week support,  contact  ALA Banned Books Week ...

    EDIAZ - 05/17/2019 - 17:39 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Creating a Space of Important Conversations about Race

    By: Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, Peterborough Town Library Talking about race respectfully and effectively is a daunting prospect. Last summer at the Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire, I had the opportunity to create a program ...

    AHAYES - 04/26/2019 - 09:09 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Research Spotlight: Mapping Race and Racism in the U.S. Library History Literature

    By Twanna K. Hodge, Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library As part of the Diversity Research Grants Program sponsored by ODLOS, we've started a monthly spotlight on research advancing issues of equity, diversity, and inclus ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2019 - 13:22 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues