Library Advocates

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Library Advocates

Sep 19

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO READ”

librarianproblems:

Submitted by kaitybgood


Sep 18

On September 23rd, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy. This session has limited space so please register quickly.

On September 23rd, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy. This session has limited space so please register quickly.


On Wednesday, the American Library Association and more than 70 other civil liberties organizations, major technology companies and trade associations sent a strong joint letter to the leaders of the House and Senate calling for the soonest possible vote on bills to update the woefully outdated and inadequate Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

On Wednesday, the American Library Association and more than 70 other civil liberties organizations, major technology companies and trade associations sent a strong joint letter to the leaders of the House and Senate calling for the soonest possible vote on bills to update the woefully outdated and inadequate Electronic Communications Privacy Act.


Sep 17

Well, yes, almost any month could be “FCC month” with the number of proceedings that affect libraries and our communities, but September has been particularly busy.

Well, yes, almost any month could be “FCC month” with the number of proceedings that affect libraries and our communities, but September has been particularly busy.


meaghan:

The finished sign for Banned Books Week at dcpubliclibrary

meaghan:

The finished sign for Banned Books Week at dcpubliclibrary

(via thedigitallibrarian)


Sep 16


Sep 15
"Every single one of us must also act. That action is advocacy—and it cannot succeed without you. That’s why I call on you and all of ALA’s more than 57,000 members to become an active advocate: a librarian or friend of libraries who accepts my challenge to pledge to spend an average of just one hour every week on library advocacy."

-ALA President Courtney Young speaking on library advocacy

"Every single one of us must also act. That action is advocacy—and it cannot succeed without you. That’s why I call on you and all of ALA’s more than 57,000 members to become an active advocate: a librarian or friend of libraries who accepts my challenge to pledge to spend an average of just one hour every week on library advocacy."

-ALA President Courtney Young speaking on library advocacy


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