Scholarly Communication

This guide, part of a series written by United for Libraries Trustee members, provides a practical approach for boards to follow when they choose to hire a consultant. Trustee
This annual self-evaluation tool can assist Trustees to assess the competencies essential to their performance as Board members.
Advocacy resources available from ALA specifically targeting the issues facing Academic Libraries.
Freedom of expression is an inalienable human right and the foundation for self-government. Freedom of expression encompasses the freedom of speech and the corollary right to receive information. Libraries and librarians protect and promote these rights by selecting, producing, providing access to, identifying, retrieving, organizing, providing instruction in the use of, and preserving recorded expression regardless of the format or technology.
Copyright-Related Bills that ALA Supports:

Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act

This site provides information, tools, and assistance for anyone who wants to advocate for their library, or for libraries in general.
In twelve insightful chapters, Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries highlights the collaborative nature of advocacy and the importance of seeing opportunities for effective advocacy in a variety of areas.
Tips and tools to help library supporters make the case for libraries in tough economic times.
The Legislative Scorecard outlines votes and support of legislation that is important to and has an impact on the library community. Use this scorecard as a tool to gauge your elected official's support of library related legislation.