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Education Businesses, Associations Demand Increase in School Library Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.―A coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations and media groups―including Scholastic Inc., EBSCO Information Services and the Association of American Publishers―called (pdf) on the U.S.

Bound To Stay Bound Books continues support of school library advocacy

CHICAGO – Bound To Stay Bound Books (BTSB) continues its support of school libraries and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) through its sponsorship of school library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning.

“Bound to Stay Bound Books is pleased to be able to help AASL inform people about the critical role school libraries and librarians play in the process of educating children, our country’s future,” said Bob Sibert, BTSB president.

Senator Cornyn to receive 2015 Madison Award for championing the public’s right to know

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, March 13, 2015, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) the 2015 James Madison Award during the 17th Annual Freedom of Information Day in Washington, D.C. The James Madison Award honors individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know how it functions.

Celebrate National Library Week with new promotions and tools

CHICAGO — Looking for ways to promote National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)? The American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries has a variety of tools and promotional ideas to help you promote the theme of Unlimited possibilities @ your library. Tools are available at ala.org/NLW.

Leading up to and throughout National Library Week, the Campaign is hosting a new social media promotion that showcases the changing role of libraries.

Jaureguy and Pacetti-Tune receive YALSA’s travel stipend to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Jenna Jaureguy and Vandy Pacetti-Tune as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s  annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), May 4-5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. 

Celebrate National Library Workers Day (#nlwd15)

CHICAGO —  National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.  The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) established this special day in 2003.

ALA applauds FCC vote to protect open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to assert the strongest possible open Internet protections—banning paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. The American Library Association (ALA), a longtime network neutrality advocate, applauds this bold step forward in ensuring a fair and open Internet.

United for Libraries to host webinar on responding to a budget crisis

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present a free webinar on “Responding to a Budget Crisis” from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 24.

Learn how to develop a campaign for your library in a budget crisis from a group that fought for an additional $3.8 million for their library system. Find out how to work with the media, get publicity, find creative ways to campaign and more.

ALSC Launches Advocacy Button Campaign

CHICAGO — At the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the launch of the advocacy button campaign.

ALA applauds legislation for increased Wi-Fi spectrum

The American Library Association (ALA) applauds today’s reintroduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act (S.424) by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), which will help ensure our nation’s libraries and their communities have access to the spectrum needed to meet growing demands for wireless access.

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