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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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IFLA Committee Applications Due May 4

April 17, 2018 Megan Griffin 0

Would you like to represent ALA on an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) section standing committee? The biennial appointment process to represent ALA on relevant IFLA standing committees is currently underway for terms running from 2019 through 2023. The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election […]

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ALA Policy Corps Launches

October 5, 2017 Kara Malenfant 0

American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal recently launches and invites library advocates to apply for participation in the inaugural ALA Policy Corps initiative. The presidential initiative is grounded in the ALA’s four strategic directions and the National Policy Agenda for Libraries that emerged out of the Policy Revolution! initiative. Its goals include developing policy experts […]

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ALA Seeks Proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants Through April 15

March 8, 2017 David Free 0

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science. The application deadline has been extended to midnight central […]

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New ALA Libraries Respond Website

March 1, 2017 David Free 0

To help libraries meet the information needs of their communities during these challenging times, the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) has created Libraries Respond, a comprehensive online resource that aims to keep current events in conversation with libraries’ ongoing work in and commitment to equity, diversity […]

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ALA denounces recent FCC Lifeline revocations, report retractions

February 7, 2017 David Free 0

From the ALA Washington Office… On February 3, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revoked all of the designations of Lifeline Broadband Providers and ordered the retraction of multiple reports, including the “E-rate Modernization Progress Report” and “Improving the Nation’s Digital Infrastructure.” ALA is dismayed by these actions to reduce […]