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  1. 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

  2. New PSAs from Emilio Estevez

    Emilio Estevez uses star power to shine light on libraries Actor, director and writer Emilio Estevez shares his passion for libraries in new video Public Service Announcements (PSAs). The PSAs highlight the crucial role libraries play in our communities a ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 04/05/2019 - 15:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Twitter Chat: Navigating Conference (2019)

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019- 12:00 to 13:00 @ala_spectrum Join us on May 7, 2019 from 10-11am PT / 11-12 pm MT / 12-1pm CT / 1-2 pm ET for our next Twitter chat where Spectrum alumni discuss their tips on navigating ALA Annual and the Spectrum Leadership Institu ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/11/2019 - 13:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Speaking of Self-Care: Tending to Our Spirits

    By: Cathleen Miller, Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England   As workers, we spend our lives tending to the needs of our organizations, our patrons, and our co-workers. Whether you work in a supportive or a difficult environmen ...

    AHAYES - 02/08/2019 - 09:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Q&A with Cynthia Palacios and Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado: community organizing and the founding of Librarians of Color, Los Angeles

    Cynthia Palacios, she/her/hers, was born to Central American migrant parents and raised in South Central Los Angeles, hence her interest in social justice. After completing her B.A. in Political Science, Cynthia realized that she can best help empower min ...

    BJARNAGIN - 02/05/2019 - 09:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Spectrum at ACRL 2019

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, April 13, 2019 (All day) Cleveland, OH The 2019 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference will take place April 10-13, 2019 in Cleveland, OH and features a number of presentations by Spectrum ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/08/2019 - 09:50 - 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. Self-Care: Because You Deserve It

    By: Erika Lehtonen, Youth Services Librarian, Shelton Timberland Library   When you work in libraries, you give so much of yourself to other people. While most of my experience has been in public libraries, I can imagine library workers from different fie ...

    AHAYES - 02/01/2019 - 20:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. 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

  10. Reflections on the 2019 Youth Media Awards

    By: Jody Gray, Director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services 2019 marked the first year that three affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) were included in the Youth Media Awards (YMA) announcements. The American Indian L ...

    JGRAY - 01/30/2019 - 14:57 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues