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ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series to continue with 'Strategic Library Partnerships'

CHICAGO — “Strategic Library Partnerships” is a free webinar focusing on successful partnerships between library types and local government, business communities, community groups and more. Learn how successful partnerships help libraries of all types further their mission, expand their reach, increase their impact and meet their goals.  It will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. CDT, on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Your guide to the 2014 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2014 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process.  “Your Guide to the 2014 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA presidency, recent ALA presidential initiatives, and biographical information about the two presidential candidates.  Information about the ALA Council, recent Council actions, and links to information about this year’s 72 Council candidates is also provided.

American Library Association gears up for 2014 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2014 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the sixth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its election exclusively online.  Last week, members received notification by email confirming their eligibility to vote.  To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of Jan. 31, 2014.

Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library

Free webinar to focus on library partnerships with TEDx to increase community participation

CHICAGO — ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives campaign continues with “Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ your library,” a free webinar highlighting the benefit of a partnership between libraries and the influential TEDX (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of videos and presentations.  This free webinar will take place at 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

America’s libraries are rung on ladder of opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address:

“President Obama’s State of the Union speech focused on many themes that form the basis of library services in communities across the country. These include:

American Library Association president responds to Obama surveillance speech

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s remarks on the National Security Agency surveillance program:

ALA troubled by court’s net neutrality decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC:

FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.19 million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

CHICAGO — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.19 million in grants to 17 recipients as part of the Smart investing @ your library® initiative.

ALA supports NSA surveillance reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A drumbeat of organizations are calling for reforms to the National Security Agency's surveillance program. Late this afternoon, President Obama's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies released a report calling for transparency, online security tools, and organizational reforms to the NSA.

ALA receives grant to advance library-led community engagement

Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports Libraries Transforming Communities initiative

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that it has received a grant of $1.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund a two-year project, Libraries Transforming Communities.

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