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ACRL Deplores Violence and Hateful Rhetoric

October 30, 2018 ACRL Presidents 0

The past week has been rife with hate-inspired violence across the United States. The ACRL Presidents would like to express their condolences and show their support for the victims of gun violence in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, and all those across the country who have been the target of pipe bomb […]

Library Copyright Alliance

Significant Copyright Legislation Advances

October 5, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

Members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) — the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, and ACRL — have been deeply engaged in recent noteworthy legislation affecting copyright. On September 25, 2018, after more than a decade of advocacy by the library community and our allies, the U.S. House of […]

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ACRL Supports Voter Registration

September 12, 2018 Karen Munro 0

Library workers understand the power of knowledge. We understand how important it is to recognize when we need information, know where and how to find it, and understand how to put it to use in the world. And we enthusiastically accept the duties and privileges of sharing these skills with […]

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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 […]

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ACRL Sets 2018 Legislative Agenda

April 18, 2018 Allison Payne 0

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Washington Office, the ACRL Legislative Agenda is prioritized and focuses on issues at the national level affecting […]

Action Alert: Support Federal Library Funding for FY 2019

March 14, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

The White House budget proposal for FY 2019 eliminated funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the majority of federal library funding. This places over $210 million in federal library funding at risk, just through the elimination of programs like the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) […]