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

Jul 22

youngadultatbooktopia:

Reading across fandoms

(via planoteenscene)


To celebrate my new found power as a participant in the WO’s Tumblr, I’m sharing with you something I’m very much looking forward to. I’ve been a fan of these books for years and in less than a month, Outlander’s story will be brought to life!

Outlander | New Series | STARZ


“He laid his hand on the cover of the book, gently, as though reluctant to disturb the rest of the sleeping lives interred there.” Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (via beckisbookshelf)


“Today America, libraries and the people who come to us for assistance have cause for renewed optimism. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act recognizes that libraries are often the first places Americans seek when they need job training or job search assistance. We’re proud of what libraries have accomplished with meager resources over the last several years. Now, with the support of this legislation, we look forward to a brighter future for the American workforce libraries have served for more than a century.”

ALA President, Courtney Young on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Watch the 12pm (Eastern) signing ceremony live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live


Jul 18

acoldstreamoflogic:

Radiohead, Amnesiac



lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

(via thedigitallibrarian)