Washington, D.C.—Today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) re-opens one of the most important rulemakings to affect America’s internet users and the libraries that support free public access and communities of researchers and learners. American Library Association (ALA) Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan released the following statement in the wake of the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Open Internet:
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) accepted the 2014 Public Service Award, given by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), on May 5 during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C. He was introduced by Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid.
PHILADELPHIA – This week marks the 40th annual National Library Legislative Day. Hundreds of library supporters from all across the country will convene in Washington D.C., where they will be briefed on legislative issues affecting libraries and will meet with their members of Congress to discuss them.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the eve of the House Judiciary Committee’s May 7th markup of the USA FREEDOM Act, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling today released the following statement:
“Librarians have fought for decades for the personal privacy rights of all Americans and hundreds of them from virtually every state are on Capitol Hill today.
Hundreds to gather in D.C. for 40th annual National Library Legislative Day
WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet with their members of Congress from May 5–6, 2014, to advocate for library funding during the American Library Association’s 40th annual National Library Legislative Day.
CHICAGO — STEAM Learning, a framework for teaching across the multiple disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is the focus for the next webinar in Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” series. This free webinar will concentrate on introducing the STEAM philosophy into school and public libraries; highlighting its project-based learning and collaborative qualities. Please mark your calendar for 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Central time on Monday, May 19, 2014.
PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, S219, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.