CHICAGO – As the nation celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month this September, a new report from the Public Library Association (PLA) details how libraries are further extending their technology services and resources in the face of pandemic limitations. The 2020 Public Library Technology Survey report provides the most current and complete picture of how libraries serve as digital equity hubs.
Even before the 2021 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 7, attendees can register to participate in an all-day library buildings tour or one of four afternoon workshops offered that same day. Full preconference descriptions, presenters, and registration rates can be found at www.coreforum.org.
Preconference options on Thursday, October 7, include:
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Library Association (ALA) will host a live Q&A event on Instagram, this Thursday, July 29 at 2 p.m. EDT to share how libraries are planning to use the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program supporting digital equity efforts through libraries and schools nationwide.
CHICAGO — Public libraries everywhere have embraced inclusion and expanded their programming for youth with disabilities, especially autism. It’s imperative that libraries also offer rich and age-appropriate initiatives for adults with developmental disabilities (DD); after all, as youth now served by their libraries grow up and reach adulthood, they will continue to want and expect libraries to be responsive to their needs.
CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awarded the 2021 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies.
CHICAGO – During the pandemic, libraries met the challenge of adapting services even when their physical doors were closed. Now that libraries across the country are reopening, they face new challenges and see fresh opportunities to serve their communities.
CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will swim Grimaldo's Mile, a one mile open water event in New York City, on July 31 to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. This is Tuliao's 14th consecutive year organizing an annual fundraiser for Spectrum.
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.