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What’s the BUZZ about SCOE

June 6, 2019 ACRL Board of Directors 0

As you may have heard, ALA, ACRL’s parent organization, is considering a range of significant changes to our 142-year-old association. In June 2018, then-ALA President Jim Neal appointed a Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE), facilitated by consultants from Tecker International. SCOE consists of 19 members from across the association […]

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ALA Releases Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

May 21, 2019 David Free 0

ALA has released the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a new resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. The U.S. census is required by the Constitution and determines congressional representation; district boundaries for federal, state, and local offices; and allocation […]

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ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual Draft Interpretations

May 16, 2019 David Free 0

This is the fourth request for feedback from the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) after the ALA Midwinter Meeting. In anticipation of a new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, the IFC is continuing to update intellectual freedom-related documents. The IFC would appreciate feedback on two interpretation drafts by Wednesday, May […]

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CopyTalk Webinar: The Music Modernization Act of 2018

April 19, 2019 David Free 0

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 2.  Last year, Congress passed the Music Modernization Act, one of the most significant amendments to the copyright law. Not only does it create a public domain for […]

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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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CopyTalk: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. with Kenneth D. Crews

February 28, 2019 David Free 0

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 7.  Kenneth D. Crews will discuss his favorite fair use court case – Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994), a.k.a. the “Pretty Woman case.” The Supreme Court was […]

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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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Webinar: Help Design The 21st Century ALA

February 12, 2019 David Free 0

Please join the ALA Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE) on February 15 for a virtual version of the presentations at the recent ALA Midwinter Meeting. SCOE Chair Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada and Tecker International Consultant Jim Meffert will provide an update on the work of the Committee along with some potential […]