Library Advocates

ALA Washington Office

The American Library Association's Washington Office tumblr. We post about federal policies that affect libraries, including copyright, privacy and access. We also post about ebooks and, admittedly, the occasional library fluff.

Library Advocates

Sep 4
Do you know how to help your patrons locate information on Supplemental Security Income or Social Security? Register now for “My SSA,” a free ALA webinar that will teach participants how to use My Social Security (MySSA), the online Social Security resource. Space is limited, friends!

Do you know how to help your patrons locate information on Supplemental Security Income or Social Security? Register now for “My SSA,” a free ALA webinar that will teach participants how to use My Social Security (MySSA), the online Social Security resource. Space is limited, friends!



Sep 2



library-lessons:

Escape is waiting.
-via Books Rock My World

library-lessons:

Escape is waiting.

-via Books Rock My World

(via library-lessons-deactivated2014)


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Aug 21
“The Ferguson Library has been an oasis of calm since the town’s residents erupted in anger at the police after a Ferguson cop shot and killed an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, on Aug. 9. […] As the Ferguson-Florissant School District postponed the start of the school year for more than a week, teachers set up shop at the Ferguson library, providing activities and instruction for children awaiting the start of class.” Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife

“School is out for many Ferguson students, but teachers are still holding classes at local public libraries. On Tuesday, teachers stood outside of Ferguson Public Library holding signs that said “here to teach” and “students welcome.” Inside the library, teachers helped students with reading, science, art and math.” These Are Some Of The Inspiring Things Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Postponed