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ALA Policy Corps Launches

October 5, 2017 Kara Malenfant 0

American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal recently launches and invites library advocates to apply for participation in the inaugural ALA Policy Corps initiative. The presidential initiative is grounded in the ALA’s four strategic directions and the National Policy Agenda for Libraries that emerged out of the Policy Revolution! initiative. Its goals include developing policy experts […]

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ALA Seeks Proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants Through April 15

March 8, 2017 David Free 0

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science. The application deadline has been extended to midnight central […]

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New ALA Libraries Respond Website

March 1, 2017 David Free 0

To help libraries meet the information needs of their communities during these challenging times, the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) has created Libraries Respond, a comprehensive online resource that aims to keep current events in conversation with libraries’ ongoing work in and commitment to equity, diversity […]

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ALA denounces recent FCC Lifeline revocations, report retractions

February 7, 2017 David Free 0

From the ALA Washington Office… On February 3, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoked all of the designations of Lifeline Broadband Providers and ordered the retraction of multiple reports, including the “E-rate Modernization Progress Report” and “Improving the Nation’s Digital Infrastructure.” ALA is dismayed by these actions to reduce […]

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ALA Conference Remodel Proposal for Association-Wide Input

December 16, 2016 David Free 0

The ALA Conference Committee is seeking your feedback as we work to remodel the ALA Annual Conference. Mary Ghikas, ALA’s Senior Associate Executive Director, in consultation with the Conference Committee/Conference Program Coordinating Team and with input from ALA conferences services, division staff, and roundtable/ALA committee staff liaisons, has developed a […]

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ALA Rethinking Annual Conference

September 30, 2016 David Free 0

Editor’s note: The following is a message from ALA Conference Committee Chair Clara N. Bohrer. The ALA Conference Committee is seeking your assistance as we rethink the ALA Annual Conference, looking at member experience, conference-based collaboration and networking, learning and sustainability. As an ALA Committee, we appreciate that the ALA Conference offers […]

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2016 I Love My Librarian Award

August 17, 2016 David Free 0

Nominations are open through September 19, 2016, for the I Love My Librarian Award. The award encourages library users — professors, administrators, students — to submit nominations about how their librarian makes a difference on campus or in the community. Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college […]

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ALA 2016 Virtual Membership Meeting

May 6, 2016 David Free 0

You are invited to register and join ALA President Sari Feldman along with hundreds of other ALA members for the annual ALA Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM16) on Thursday, June 2, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (CDT). VMM16 is a terrific way to have your voice heard, to discuss essential topics with […]