Public Awareness

New book spotlights ways to advance entrepreneurship in public libraries

CHICAGO — Libraries have a distinctive role to play in the small business ecosystem and can effectively partner to complement existing business services in the community. A nationwide initiative that launched in 2020, Libraries Build Business (LBB) aims to build capacity in libraries offering programming or services to local entrepreneurs and the small business community, prioritizing low-income and underrepresented entrepreneurs. And libraries have already begun to transform communities.

Libraries, museums, archives celebrate Preservation Week, April 24-30

CHICAGO - During Preservation Week, libraries will be raising awareness of the role they play in providing preservation education and information.

New Banned Books Week materials and more debut in spring/summer ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The Spring/Summer 2022 ALA Graphics catalog delivers a range of exciting posters and bookmarks to inspire and encourage readers of all ages. The cover displays the new Banned Books Week poster which offers the important and timely message that “Books Unite Us.

Call Number podcast from American Libraries returns with new episodes and new host

CHICAGO — Call Number with American Libraries, the podcast of American Libraries magazine, is back from hiatus with its first new episode of 2022.

National Library Week kicks off with State of America’s Libraries Report, annual 'Top 10 Most Challenged Books' list and a new campaign to fight book bans

Book challenges top 700 – the most since 2000

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) kicks off National Library Week with the release of its State of America's Libraries Report, highlighting the challenges U.S. libraries faced in the second year of the pandemic – as well as the ways they innovated to meet the needs of their communities. 

Preservation Week® estrena nueva apariencia y sitio web

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures ha presentado un nuevo logotipo y marca para su campaña de concientización pública de Preservation Week. La prestigiosa iniciativa, que cumple doce años de existencia, ha inspirado a personas y comunidades de todo el mundo a preservar colecciones personales, familiares y comunitarias. Además, Preservation Week ha creado conciencia sobre el papel que desempeñan las bibliotecas y otras instituciones culturales en la provisión de educación e información continua sobre la preservación.

Preservation Week® gets a new look, launches new website

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures has unveiled a new logo and branding for its Preservation Week public awareness campaign. In its 12th year, Preservation Week has inspired individuals and communities around the world to preserve personal, family and community collections. In addition, this initiative has raised awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing ongoing preservation education and information.

Descubra el impacto de la preservación digital en el medio ambiente

CHICAGO—El contenido digital es creado y recopilado por todos, no solo por bibliotecas y archivos. Mantener la viabilidad del contenido digital no solo requiere el uso de energía, sino también la actualización de los medios y tecnologías de almacenamiento digital.