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Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020 Campaign

March 20, 2019 Kara Malenfant 0

The White House recently released its budget proposal for FY2020. Once again, the administration has proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides approximately $189.3 million in direct funding to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative […]

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ACRL Signs Letter Opposing Alaska Higher Education Funding Cuts

March 6, 2019 David Free 0

On March 4, 2019, ACRL joined a number of professional societies representing tens of thousands of faculty members and students from humanistic and social scientific disciplines in signing a letter expressing deep concern about Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed funding cuts for higher education. The letter calls on Governor Dunleavy to reconsider […]

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ALA Webinar: Libraries and the 2020 Census (Feb. 27)

February 22, 2019 Kara Malenfant 0

Join ALA on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, for the free webinar Libraries and the 2020 Census, from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Eastern) | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Central) | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain) | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Pacific). State and local governments are organizing for the upcoming 2020 Census, and libraries of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]