Atyourlibrary.org is the public website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign — The Campaign for America’s Libraries, which promotes the value of libraries and librarians.
The goal of the website is to provide information and recommended resources that everyone can take advantage of at their local library.
The site encourages people to connect with their local library and librarians.
New articles are uploaded every week and content changes every day through several blogs. We reach out to experts to learn about the latest trends, how-tos and tips for parents, job seekers and teenagers. We write extensively about the arts and entertainment and cover important breaking news as well.
Content on atyourlibrary.org is designed for library patrons, but it's also designed for librarians. On the site, you will find articles both timely and timeless that you can use to help your patrons use your library more, and use it better.
How? This site has features of broad interest on myriad topics, and every article tells readers how to use their library to learn more, do more, and experience more about the topic. Want to highlight, say, your library's language-learning collection or classes? "Job Seekers: Learn a Second Language" tells your patrons why they should study a foreign language and how the library can help. Everything here is offered under a Creative Commons license, so you can post the article to your library's website or newsletter and take that message directly to your users.
In addition, we encourage librarians to adapt the articles for their specific library and community. For example, every article here links to additional resources on WorldCat, but you can add to or alter that resource list to cover just the titles that your library offers, and link them to your own catalog. Want to use the article to promote your library's new Spanish classes? Just add the details. (And if you do, we'd love to hear about it.)
The atyourlibrary bi-monthly newsletter is a great way to keep up with the new content on the site. Subscribe and we'll send you notification every other week of the great new materials that you can use in your own library.
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Is there a topic that your patrons are interested in that library users around the country might want to know more about as well? We'd love to hear your article suggestions or proposals. Contact us to discuss your ideas.See also our article guidelines)