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ALSC 2020 Virtual Institute opens for registration

Registration for the 2020 ALSC Virtual Institute, “Dive In: Engage, Amplify, Activate,” is now open! This year’s Virtual Institute will convene October 2-3, 2020, in lieu of the originally planned in-person event in Minneapolis, MN.

Hawaii State Library to host library leaders, elected officials, for closing virtual celebration of national library tour

CHICAGO – On Friday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. HST (4:00 p.m. CDT), along with local library champions, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will bring Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries, to a close at the Hawai’i State Library. During the virtual celebration, Jefferson will talk with library professionals about the state’s thriving library ecosystem, thank some of Hawai'i's strongest champions, and hear from rising leaders about their vision for libraries.

Oakland Public Library children’s services capture interest of nation’s library leaders: 2020 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate finalists to perform

CHICAGO - On Friday, Aug. 7, at 12:30 p.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. CDT), American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the Oakland Public Library, in Oakland, California, to explore the library’s services for families and children. The virtual event, Listen to the Kids: Youth – and Family – Centered Practices at Oakland Public Library, is free and open to the public, with registration.

Nevada State Library’s CareerLink captures interest of national and state library leaders, elected officials

CHICAGO – On Thursday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the Nevada State Library, where he will discuss with state and local library leaders and elected officials the impact of the library’s innovative workforce development collaboration with the state, its relevance to the current economic challenges and its potential for expansion.

Cordes Lakes Library’s service to rural communities captures interest of nation’s library leaders

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, August 5, at  3 p.m. CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will virtually visit Cordes Lakes (Ariz.) Public Library in Yavapai County, where he will discuss Arizona libraries’ unique role in supporting education and lifelong learning within their rural surroundings. 

Simon Sinek to present virtual keynote Aug. 5 for ‘United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations’

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Bestselling author and optimist Simon Sinek will presented a featured keynote on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. Eastern as part of the United for Libraries Virtual: Trustees – Friends – Foundations event. The keynote will be available to event attendees as well as livestreamed on the United for Libraries Facebook page.

United for Libraries to livestream free Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, during Virtual Event

EXTON, Pennsylvania —  Dantiel Moniz, Sarah Penner, M.O. Walsh, Syed M. Masood, and Rumaan Alam will be featured authors at the United for Libraries Virtual Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 6-7 p.m. ET on Thurs., August. 6th during the first-ever United for Libraries Virtual Event.

Oklahoma library workforce development programs captures interest of nation’s library leaders, Congressman Tom Cole

CHICAGO – On Monday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. CT,  Congressman Tom Cole (OK – 04) and American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the Pioneer Library System in Norman, Oklahoma, to discuss how Oklahoma libraries play an invaluable role in supporting career and workforce development.

Lack of broadband access within tribal communities, fuels grave concern among nation’s library leaders

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m.  CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will pay a virtual visit to the Jemez Pueblo Community Library, in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, where he will discuss the dire need for broadband access among tribal communities and the central role libraries can play in connecting diverse populations with high-speed internet access.