CHICAGO — The library has long been referred to as the cornerstone of democracy, providing free and equal access to information for all people.
Adults across the country know that their library is a go-to resource when it comes to being a well-informed participant in the electoral process. Its resources range from hosting local debates and discussions to acting as polling places and helping patrons register to vote.
CHICAGO — Attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago will have the opportunity to spend an evening exploring an original Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, while supporting the ALA Cultural Communities Fund (CCF). Tickets will be available for a remarkable evening at Chicago's renowned Robie House on the University of Chicago campus at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with StoryCorps, announced today that it received a National Leadership Grant of $249,867, with a matching amount of $109,169, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will support the implementation of a national initiative to bring StoryCorps’ interview methods and recording equipment to libraries as a springboard for programming and collaboration.
CHICAGO — Library users can now nominate a librarian for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The nomination form is available on atyourlibrary.org, the American Library Association’s (ALA) public awareness website.
The award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.