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).
CHICAGO — A report released today by the American Library Association (ALA) explores the growing area of library programming and proposes an ambitious, eight-year research plan to explore how programs reach library users and impact communities.
The following statement was issued by ALA Treasurer Mario M. Gonzalez.
I wanted to update you on the year end results for Fiscal Year 2014 as reviewed by the Budget Analysis Review Committee (BARC), Finance and Audit Committee and the Executive Board meetings in October 2014.
CHICAGO — Ever since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, staff from public libraries throughout the country have been working hard to provide access to information about the law while educating their communities about how implementation affects them. But defining the expectations and limitations of libraries’ roles regarding support of the new law remains a challenge.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,” (pdf) a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries.
Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s needs, but school libraries feel the pain of tight budgets
CHICAGO — Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community.
CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is soliciting proposals to oversee and implement the rebranding of RUSA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the home of the exclusive Notable Books List, which ultimately serves as the basis for the selection of the Carnegie Awards (http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards).