Partnerships

ALA’s Civic Imagination Stations Pilot Cohort Announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association announces twelve artists and library staff teams selected for the pilot cohort for ALA’s Civic Imagination Stations, supported by The Estée Lauder Companies WRITING CHANGE initiative. WRITING CHANGE is a three-year global, literacy initiative in partnership with Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, award-winning writer, and Estée Lauder Global Changemaker.

Libraries Transforming Communities to distribute more than $7 million in grants to support small and rural library accessibility efforts, call for Grant Advisor RFPs now open

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that its Libraries Transforming Communities project will offer more than $7 million in grants to small and rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services and programs to better serve people with disabilities.

Library and archives associations call on members to take action on US National Day of Racial Healing

CHICAGO — On January 18, 2022, the sixth annual US National Day of Racial Healing, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) call upon our collective memberships—comprised of several hundred thousand archivists, librarians, and other information professionals, and thousands of libraries and archives of all kinds—to observe the day with reflection and action.

San Francisco Public Library awarded $2 million to expand services for incarcerated individuals

A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support a collaboration between San Francisco Public Library and the American Library Association to encourage greater access to information and resources for people in jails and prisons nationwide.

Communities for Immunity awards funding to 50 additional museums and libraries to advance vaccine confidence

Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA—A coalition of national museum and library associations today announced the recipients of the second round of funding for Communities for Immunity.

ALA partners with NonProfit Vote for National Voter Registration Day

ALA urges libraries to register as partners

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that it has again joined with NonProfit Vote as a premier partner for National Voter Registration Day 2021. ALA encourages libraries to sign up to participate in this important event, culminating in a nation-wide day of action on September 28, 2021.

Profiles of innovative and successful grant proposals

CHICAGO — Grant money can make all the difference in developing new services, creating worldwide access to your unique collections, or enabling you to showcase awarded projects that advance your career. But competition for grants is as fierce as ever. To get a leg up, you need an insider who will share proven strategies for success. In “Creating Fundable Grant Proposals: Profiles of Innovative Partnerships,” published by ALA Editions, Bess G.

YALSA announces collaboration with IBM to bring focused career prep to diverse teens nationwide

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and IBM are collaborating to offer a series of skills-based trainings and webinars to their librarian network across the United States aimed at helping diverse teens gain access to key technical and professional skills.