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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Spectrum 20th Anniversary- Cohort Champions

    We seek 20 Cohort Champions to help us realize our Anniversary vision for  Spectrum 's 20 Years: A Celebration of Community.  We are looking for a Spectrum Scholar from each of our 20 cohorts and hope to identify a geographically dispersed group of 2 ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 04/14/2017 - 14:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. EDI in Our Libraries

    An initiative of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo and her Diversity Advisory Board, this EDI video series gives visibility to a diverse representation of library workers, champions, and patrons to help deepen the understanding of the principles of equity, ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/17/2019 - 13:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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