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ALA Store at 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located in Lobby E near Registration, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books, professional development resources and more during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Store hours are: Friday, June 28: 12...

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Strengthening library ecosystems using One Voice

CHICAGO — A patron of one library is the potential patron of any other library at a different time of life or location. And though each library serves its own unique community, when different kinds of libraries speak together with one voice, the entire...

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An updated toolkit for winning grants

CHICAGO — Newly updated and comprehensive, the third edition of “ Winning Grants,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is a must-have for library directors, grant writers, board members, consultants, and anyone navigating the intricacies of library grant...

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A workbook for navigating intellectual freedom challenges

CHICAGO — Whether a book challenge is upon you, on the horizon, in your rearview mirror, or not yet in sight, now is the time to start envisioning what a challenge-ready team looks like in your organization. “ Prepared Libraries, Empowered Teams: A...

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Core Webinar: Accessible and Inclusive Library Design

Join Core for the webinar "Accessible and Inclusive Library Design" on June 11, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Explore ways to make your library more accessible and inclusive to patrons and staff, including following ADA guidelines and examining patron experience.

Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks

Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks" on May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. This session examines how Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications handle books on topics relevant to White Supremacy and how this perpetuates the idea of a color-blind or color-neutral society.

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Announcing the 2024 Core Election Results

CHICAGO—Kevin A.R. King, Director of East Lansing Public Library, has been elected President-Elect of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a Division of the American Library Association. His three-year term begins at the conclusion of the 2024 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the conclusion of the 2025 ALA Annual Conference. He will serve one year each as President-Elect, President and Immediate Past-President. King is currently serving as Director-at-Large on the Core Board of Directors.


ALA welcomes passage of FY 2024 federal budget, braces for FY 2025

The FY 2024 federal budget signed into law by President Biden on Saturday, March 23, contained level funding for the two dedicated federal funding programs for America’s libraries, LSTA and IAL. Other library programs remain aligned with FY 2023 levels, with the exception of the Library of Congress and National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, which received modest increases.

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Submissions Now Open for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards

Up to eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2024. Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2024 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee.