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Represent ALA on IFLA Standing Committees – Applications Due May 1

March 24, 2020 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 2021 through 2025. The ACRL Board of Directors endorses candidates for election […]

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CopyTalk Webinar: Library Exceptions and Limitations All Over the World

March 2, 2020 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 12. Presented by Kenneth Crews, the webinar will provide a tour of international copyright, highlighting Crews’ research on copyright exceptions and limitations in various countries. The United States […]

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Updated Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

February 6, 2020 David Free 0

ALA has released an updated version of the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. Originally released in 2019, the updated Guide reflects the latest information and resources on the upcoming Census. The U.S. […]

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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 […]