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Apply for Libraries Ready to Code Mini-Grants by February 14

January 22, 2020 David Free 0

In advance of Digital Learning Day, ALA is opening a call for applications for $700 mini-grants to school, tribal, public, and academic libraries to design and implement programs using Google’s Applied Digital Skills resources. Applications are due February 14, and up to 290 eligible libraries will be selected to deliver at least 4 […]

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ACRL, PLA Boards Respond to SCOE Recommendations

January 21, 2020 ACRL Board of Directors 0

The Boards of Directors of ACRL and the Public Library Association (PLA) recently submitted a joint letter (PDF) to ALA President Wanda Brown in response to recommendations contained in the ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) Forward Together report (PDF). In the letter, the Boards thank and commend SCOE […]

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SCOE Updates, Midwinter Forum

December 18, 2019 David Free 0

The ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) was pleased to share the Forward Together recommendations with ALA members this fall through ALA Connect. The timeline for Forward Together has been extended and a vote on Constitution and Bylaws/Policy changes will not occur in June 2020. Instead, a new member group will […]

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ACRL, ALA, and ARL Extend Joint Advisory Task Force on IPEDS Academic Libraries Component Definitions

November 22, 2019 Mary Jane Petrowski 0

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have extended their Joint Advisory Task Force through August 31, 2022, to continue efforts to bring the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Academic Libraries Component up-to-date and in-line with […]

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Library Census Equity Fund Grant Applications

November 7, 2019 David Free 0

ALA is now accepting applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. Applications are due Nov. 22. ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census.  All types of libraries and library organizations are eligible […]

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Sign eBooks For All Petition Today

September 27, 2019 David Free 0

America’s libraries are committed to promoting literacy and a love of reading with diverse collections, programs and services for all ages. In an increasingly digital world, libraries are investing more in eBooks and downloadable media, and thousands of people discover and explore new and favorite authors through both digital and […]

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Revisiting SCOE

September 10, 2019 ACRL Board of Directors 0

With the start of fall, many of us are turning our thoughts to welcoming students and faculty back to campus.  This year, fall is also a good time to revisit what’s happening with the ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE), which has been working since last October to learn […]