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  1. Chapter Advocacy Exchange

    Webinars to Share Ideas, Best Practices and Resources for State and Local Advocacy Efforts Join us for free, one-hour webinars to be presented regularly by the  ALA Chapter Relations Office  and the  ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office. Upcoming Webinar ...

    MCUSICK - 06/12/2019 - 11:56 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Copyright: TEACH Act

    On November 2nd, 2002, the "Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act" (the TEACH Act), part of the larger Justice Reauthorization legislation (H.R. 2215), was signed into law by President Bush. Long anticipated by educators and libr ...

    EWAGNER - 05/20/2019 - 09:58 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Self-care Across the Plains

    By: Conrrado Saldivar, Adult Services Specialist at the Natrona County Library and MLIS Student at the University of Washington For many library workers in smaller communities, helping someone download an eBook while waiting in line at the grocery is norm ...

    AHAYES - 02/14/2019 - 09:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Build Relationships

    Effective, year-round advocacy begins with strong relationships with local community influencers and elected leaders at the local, state and federal level. Working with other library advocates is critical, as they can make connections that will help you e ...

    EWAGNER - 06/21/2019 - 11:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Library Snapshot Day

    Library Snapshot Day Library Snapshot Day provides an easy means to collect statistics, photos and stories that will enable library advocates to increase public awareness and show the value of their libraries to decision-makers. Although this initiative b ...

    EWAGNER - 05/21/2019 - 21:04 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Ken Jeong Video PSA

    Ken Jeong’s new video PSA for ALA promotes how libraries transform lives and communities through education and lifelong learning!   The new movie “Wonder Park” is all about the power of imagination—and each day, libraries across the world promote creativi ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 03/14/2019 - 08:48 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Virtual Hangout: Marketing Yourself!

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019- 19:00 to 20:00 Online View a recap of the Hangout!   Join the Spectrum Advisory Committee for an informal discussion on marketing yourself through CVs, resumes, and more.  About Virtual Hangouts: Spectrum "virtual hangouts&qu ...

    BJARNAGIN - 04/15/2019 - 10:42 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Innovative Approaches to Literacy

    From 2002 to 2010, the  Improving Literacy through School Libraries  program had been the primary source for federal funding of school libraries. However, in recent years the President and U.S. Congress have consolidated or zero-funded this program. In FY ...

    EWAGNER - 03/11/2019 - 10:12 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Library Services and Technology Act

    FYThe Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the only federal program exclusively for libraries. It is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). State libraries use the funds to support statewide initiatives and also dist ...

    EWAGNER - 03/11/2019 - 10:08 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Scheduling as a Means of Self-Care

      By: Michelle McKinney, Reference & Web Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Library Discovering Self-Care I never gave much thought to the concept of self-care until I became a mother and found myself being pulled in all dir ...

    AHAYES - 01/30/2019 - 14:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues