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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 […]

Request Your Free WWI: Lessons and Legacies Poster Exhibition

August 29, 2019 David Free 0

The Smithsonian Institution is offering a free poster exhibition to libraries. World War I: Lessons and Legacies is available while supplies last. Request your posters now. The opportunity is available to all types of libraries (e.g., public, school, college/university and special libraries). The deadline for requests is Sept. 13, 2019. […]

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CopyTalk Webinar: Legislative Update

August 21, 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, September 5. This edition of CopyTalk will feature a legislative update presented by Jonathan Band, legislative counsel for ALA. The Judiciary Committees in Congress have their hands full with […]

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2019 I Love My Librarian Award Nominations

July 23, 2019 David Free 0

Nominations are open through October 21, 2019, for the I Love My Librarian Award. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, […]

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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 […]