Stephanie Akau

ACRL Funds 2018-19 Spectrum Scholar Stephanie Akau

October 11, 2018 David Free 0

As part of its ongoing commitment to furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion in librarianship, ACRL is supporting Stephanie Akau as its 2018-19 Spectrum Scholar. Akau currently works as a Library Information Specialist at the University of New Mexico and is a student in the MLIS program at San Jose State […]

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ALA IFC Seeks Meeting Room Interpretation Draft Feedback

September 7, 2018 David Free 0

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) Chair Julia Warga. In July 2018, the Intellectual Freedom Committee formed a working group that brought multiple voices and a broad range of perspectives together, including representatives from the diversity community, to revise “Meeting Rooms: An […]

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Free ALA Voter Outreach Webinar September 6

September 5, 2018 David Free 0

Looking to encourage voter registration at your library or on campus? Join the ALA Washington Office at 2 pm. Central on Thursday, September 6, for a free voter registration webinar with Maggie Bush of the League of Woman Voters. The webinar will include information on ways that your library can get […]

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2018 I Love My Librarian Award Nominations

August 16, 2018 David Free 0

Nominations are open through October 1, 2018, for the I Love My Librarian Award. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, […]

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ALA IFC Meeting Room Interpretation Revision Suggestions

August 14, 2018 David Free 0

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) has formed a working group to revise the recently adopted Meeting Room Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (view the interpretation, adopted in June 2018, here: These volunteers bring multiple voices and a broad range of perspectives to the table from throughout […]

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Revised Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries

August 2, 2018 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors has approved a new revision of the association’s Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries. Prepared by the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force, the revision incorporates evolving technology used in teaching, learning, research, and scholarship has created new challenges […]

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Tell ALA How Your Library Supports Democracy, Promotes Civic Engagement

July 10, 2018 David Free 0

The ALA Washington Office invites participation in a short survey to share the ways your library supports democracy and civic engagement in your community. To offer a bit of background, in 2000, ALA released a resource for librarians and elected leaders, highlighting numerous ways libraries were supporting democracy and civic engagement in their communities […]