CHICAGO — At its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibitions in Philadelphia, the American Library Association (ALA) Council, passed a resolution calling for open access to essential information on public websites in the event of a government shutdown.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a resolution urging Congress to extend legal protections for whistle-blowers to employees of all national security and intelligence agencies, as well as non-federal employees working for civilian contractors.
CHICAGO — At the American Library Associations’s recent Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia, the ALA Council passed a resolution calling upon Congress to pass — and the president to sign — legislation supporting the reforms embodied in the USA Freedom Act.
CHICAGO — The application process for the 2014 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 10-14, Eaglewood Resort, Ill.) is now open, with applications accepted through April 25, 2014. Building on the success of the 2013 inaugural ALA Leadership Institute, and with support from Innovative Interfaces, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss.
CHICAGO — Building on the success of the 2013 inaugural “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute, and thanks to generous support from Innovative Interfaces, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be offered again in August 2014. Led by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss, the institute will help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The meeting takes place Jan. 24 - 28, 2014 and offers an opportunity for continuing education, meetings and interaction with colleagues.
Each EBSCO scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500, and one of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship money is to be used for conference registration, travel and expenses.
The American Library Association (ALA) announces the following individuals as candidates for positions on the ALA Council. These individuals were nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2014 ALA Election:
Denice C. Adkins, Associate Professor, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Anya N. Arnold, Resource Sharing and Courier Program Manager, Orbis Cascade Alliance, Eugene, Ore.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Council, in the light of recent revelations related to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, has passed a resolution reaffirming “its unwavering support for the fundamental principles that are the foundation of our free and democratic society.” These include “a system of public accountability, government transparency, and oversight that supports people's right to know about and participate in our government.”
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Council has passed a resolution urging Congress to designate the Government Printing Office (GPO) as the lead agency in managing the lifecycle of digital U.S. government information. That information would include government publications, documents, information and websites.