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Save the Academic Libraries Survey

June 13, 2024 David Free 0

Data about libraries – topics like collections, circulation, budgets, and staffing levels – are crucial to understanding the state of libraries and telling our stories. Unfortunately, the federal National Center for Education Statistics is proposing to stop collecting data about college and university libraries. Please join ALA and ACRL in speaking […]

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ACRL Sets 2024-25 Legislative Agenda

May 17, 2024 Allison Payne 0

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office, the ACRL Legislative Agenda is prioritized and focuses on issues at the national level […]

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ALA Launches FY2025 #FundLibraries Campaign

April 23, 2024 David Free 0

ALA recently launched the annual #FundLibraries campaign, calling on advocates in every congressional district to ask their members of Congress to cosign Dear Appropriator letters to fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The LSTA letter, circulated by U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) […]

Participate in National Voter Registration Day

August 24, 2023 David Free 0

ALA has once again joined with NonProfit Vote as a premier partner for National Voter Registration Day 2023. As a national partner, ALA encourages libraries across the country to participate in this critical annual celebration, ending with a national day of action on September 19, 2023.  Libraries have long invested in supporting patron civic engagement, […]

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Tell Congress to Protect Public Access to Information

August 23, 2023 David Free 0

ALA has long believed that when taxpayers fund scientific research, the public should have access to the information that results. Unfortunately, after years of bipartisan progress, some in Congress are now trying to put a stop to this. Exorbitant serials prices have been a problem for years, especially for academic […]

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ACRL Sets 2023 Legislative Agenda

June 29, 2023 David Free 0

Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office, the ACRL Legislative Agenda is prioritized and focuses on issues at the national level […]

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Strategize Comments on Digital Equity for State Planners

May 10, 2023 Kara Malenfant 0

Unprecedented digital equity funding is coming for community organizations to provide broadband/devices, build information/digital literacy skills, and support workforce development. There is unlikely to be another opportunity like this in our lifetime to further the good work libraries of all types are already doing. Join your fellow ACRL colleagues via […]