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  1. CopyTalk Webinar Archive

    CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more. Browse th ...

    EWAGNER - 05/13/2019 - 08:25 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Interviews with candidates for ALA President 2020-2021

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee gathered questions from the greater Spectrum Scholar community and chose three questions to pose to the candidates for the 2020-2021 ALA Presidency, Julius Jefferson, Jr. and Lance Werner. The 2019 ALA Elections open March ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/11/2019 - 11:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Banned Books Week Materials

    Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event that highlights the benefits of unrestricted reading and draws attention to censorship attempts. This year's Banned Books Week theme is "Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Ligh ...

    EDIAZ - 08/15/2019 - 16:39 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. ALA 2019 Elections: Spectrum Leaders

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee has compiled this list of Spectrum Scholars standing for office in the 2019 ALA Elections. We encourage you to support the mission of the Spectrum Scholarship Program by supporting these leaders!  If you're a Scholar s ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/11/2019 - 15:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Practicing Self-Care

    By Carla Davis-Castro, Research Librarian, Library of Congress When it comes to self-care, I have learned a lot from my dogs, Salsa and Tango. Our busy lives may leave us last on our priority list, but here are some things you can do for yourself in order ...

    AHAYES - 03/12/2019 - 10:21 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Banned Books Week Box

    The Banned Books Week Box is a literary subscription that fights censorship. Sent once a year, the box contains the newest Banned Books Week products at a 15% discount. Sales support the Office for Intellectual Freedom's work in defending the right t ...

    EDIAZ - 04/27/2019 - 12:24 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Stand for the Banned Read-Out

    Your words have power. Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading from a banned book or discussing censorship issues on camera. Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country hav ...

    EDIAZ - 08/24/2017 - 13:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament at Your Library

    Join the celebration of “Words Have Power” at your library. The American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week (September 24-30) with a national Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament. The Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament challenges readers t ...

    KPEKOLL - 09/29/2017 - 16:06 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Staying Mindful

    By Christine F. Smith, Collections Services Librarian, Concordia University With the library profession being referred to as a highly stressful job, it’s important for those who work in libraries to develop a toolkit to keep oneself healthy and happy, at ...

    AHAYES - 03/22/2019 - 09:58 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. A True Mentor

    By: Jina DuVernay, Visiting Archivist for African American Collections, Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library I responded to a call for both mentors and mentees from the New Member Round Table program. I thought tha ...

    AHAYES - 03/01/2019 - 08:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues