CHICAGO - Catastrophic flooding back in July impacted the state of Vermont, including many libraries. 17 public libraries suffered damage to their buildings and loss of resources. Thanks to support from ALA members and other library supporters around the country, the ALA Disaster Relief Fund is sending $3,500 to the Vermont Library Association to disburse to those libraries hardest hit and in need of financial assistance.
CHICAGO – A new webinar from the ALA Chapter Relations Office (CRO), Office of Library Advocacy and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will facilitate a conversation about building partnerships and identifying library champions in order to pass school library legislation at the state level.
CHICAGO – Every school library advocate has a unique story to share about how they developed and grew partnerships. A special panel during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago will bring together three library professionals to discuss the partnerships they formed to extend the base of support for school library programs beyond school librarians. This panel builds on the goal of AASL/ALA’s recent Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) trainings: to create new or strengthen existing relationships in the community.
Oftentimes, librarians associate National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) with the singular issue of funding and budget support. But there are many issues that librarians can advocate for to their elected officials.
CHICAGO — Forty student members of the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in the ALA Student-to-Staff program at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, June 23-28.
Established in 1973, the program allows 40 students, both ALA members and members of their school's ALA student chapter, to attend and participate in an annual conference in exchange for working 16 hours for ALA staff during the conference. These students also receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meals.
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 — The California Library Association (CLA) will host two preconferences on Thursday, June 25, and three preconferences on Friday, June 26, during the 2015 Annual Conference held by the American Library Association (ALA) in San Francisco, June 25-June 30. Registrants may view descriptions, registration costs and how to add these preconferences to their registration by visiting http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events.