WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro today issued the following statement:
Washington, DC – On the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s first Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Oversight Hearing of 2017, the American Library Association (ALA) and more than 170 public interest organizations sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune an
Presented annually near the anniversary of President Madison's birth, the award honors individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know.
After more than 17 years leading ALA’s Washington Office, Emily Sheketoff has announced her retirement effective May 15.
During her tenure, Ms. Sheketoff has been at the forefront of issues involving libraries at the national level, such as advocating for new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, lobbying for the Library Services and Technology Act, and fighting for privacy of library patrons.
Today the American Library Association announced the 45-115 ALA Federal Initiative to promote the capacity of libraries to advance our nation’s goals to leading federal policymakers. The campaign – named after the next President (our 45th) and the next Congress (our 115th) – will position U.S. libraries and library professionals as invaluable team members in setting federal policy and moving our nation forward in the digital age.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acknowledging and highlighting the critical role of libraries across the nation, the bipartisan Museum and Library Services Act of 2016 (S. 3391) was introduced today by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Washington, D.C. – Dr. Carla Hayden, a former president of the American Library Association (ALA) and Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, will be sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on Wednesday, September 14, at noon (Eastern time). The historic ceremony will be broadcast live, beginning at 11 a.m., on the Library of Congress YouTube channel. Dr. Hayden is the first female and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.