Governance Office

Federal experts to walk libraries through government red tape and unfunded mandates at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
ORLANDO, Fla.—Ever felt frustrated by the prospect of another unfunded mandate from the federal, local or state government? Empower yourself, your library and your community by learning to navigate major e-government resources and websites by attending “E-Government Services At your Library: Conquering An Unfunded Mandate,” a conference session that takes place at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Steve Laird elected United for Libraries president-elect

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Steve Laird, president of the Reference Division of Infogroup, has been elected 2016-2017 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Laird has served as a United for Libraries board member since 2012, and has chaired the United for Libraries Awards Committee and served on the division’s Corporate Development Task Force and Finance & Audit Task Force. He was general manager then vice president of sales of the Reference Division of Infogroup before taking his current position as president.  

Money Smart Week

2017 Money Smart Week will be April 22-29: Become Money Smart!

"Money Smart Week," April 22-29, a national initiative in its seventh year, is a collaboration between the American Library Association (ALA) and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances. 

Libraries offering personal finance programs during Money Smart Week, April 23 - 30, 2016

CHICAGO – Libraries from Maine to Hawaii will offer activities to teach members of their communities how to sharpen their financial decision-making skills during “Money Smart Week, April 23-30, 2016.

We can all improve our money management skills. But where can we discover the resources to learn how to secure our financial future? How can we be sure we are relying on trusted sources of information? And how much will we have to spend on financial planners? The answers are as close as your local library – and they are available free of charge.

Forty participants selected for third ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — Forty mid-career librarians have been selected from a highly competitive pool to participate in Leading to the Future, ALA’s third four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders. The 40 participants for the August institute are: Jennifer Anne Alvino, Steven Bailey, Gladstone Eldon Bucknor, Mary E. Burke, Elizabeth Anne Burns, Anne Cambridge, Lisa Ann Carr, Laura Carscaddon, Cynthia J.

ALA councilors elected

CHICAGO — 33 members have been elected as Councilors-at-Large on the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for three-year terms. The terms begin at the conclusion of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco and extend through the end of the 2018 Annual Conference held in New Orleans.

The 2015 - 2018 Councilors-at-Large are:

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).