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Library Advocates

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Oct 20
Registration is now open for “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA!” Space is limited.
The webinar will explore ways that public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The no-cost webinar, which includes speakers from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, takes place Oct 27, 2014, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT.

Registration is now open for “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA!” Space is limited.

The webinar will explore ways that public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The no-cost webinar, which includes speakers from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, takes place Oct 27, 2014, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT.


Oct 17
To help reference staff build confidence in responding to legal inquiries, ALA and iPAC will host the free webinar “Lib2Gov.org: Connecting Patrons with Legal Information” on 11/12/2014

To help reference staff build confidence in responding to legal inquiries, ALA and iPAC will host the free webinar “Lib2Gov.org: Connecting Patrons with Legal Information” on 11/12/2014


Oct 15
On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will join the Department of Education and the Department of Labor in hosting “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Registration for the event will open Monday, Oct 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Space is limited—subscribe to the District Dispatch for updates.

On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will join the Department of Education and the Department of Labor in hosting “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Registration for the event will open Monday, Oct 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Space is limited—subscribe to the District Dispatch for updates.


Oct 14

Last week, Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association Washington Office, Cathleen Bourdon associate executive director of ALA Communication and Member Relations, and Carrie Russell took a road trip to speak at the West Virginia Library Association Conference. Once we got to Snowshoe, we experienced firsthand the difficulties a rural state like West Virginia have with access to broadband. We were assured prior to the trip that Wi-Fi was free, but upon arrival learned that that meant free at the Starbucks (which closes at 4pm).

Last week, Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association Washington Office, Cathleen Bourdon associate executive director of ALA Communication and Member Relations, and Carrie Russell took a road trip to speak at the West Virginia Library Association Conference. Once we got to Snowshoe, we experienced firsthand the difficulties a rural state like West Virginia have with access to broadband. We were assured prior to the trip that Wi-Fi was free, but upon arrival learned that that meant free at the Starbucks (which closes at 4pm).


Oct 9
The American Library Association urged the Department of Education in a letter (pdf) Wednesday to include public libraries as early learning partners in the Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants.

The American Library Association urged the Department of Education in a letter (pdf) Wednesday to include public libraries as early learning partners in the Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants.


Oct 8

Making the Election Connection from ALA Washington on Vimeo.

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the American Library Association (ALA) and Advocacy Guru Stephanie Vance collaborated to host “Making the Election Connection,” an interactive webinar that explored the ways that library advocates can legally engage during an election season, as well as what types of activities have the most impact. Library supporters who missed Tuesday’s advocacy webinar now have access to the archived video.


booksthatmatter:

The best way to spend a vacation.

booksthatmatter:

The best way to spend a vacation.


Oct 7
todaysdocument:

This month is our 2nd Tumblrversary and we now stand at over 99,500 followers and climbing!   
Two years ago we started the Today’s Document Tumblr as a somewhat dubious social media experiment and never would have believed that today we’d be on the cusp of 100,000 followers.  We love bringing you a little sliver of history every day, and are gratified that you all keep coming back for more.  So here’s to all our fans, followers, rebloggers, history nerds, fellow tumblarians, and to our National Archives colleagues who have made all these great records available for us to share!  Thanks!! 
 
(And just in case this wasn’t apparent, no, there is no “U.S. Social Media Commission” we’re aware of - but check out the GSA’s USA.gov Tumblr - they’re probably the closest thing to it.)

todaysdocument:

This month is our 2nd Tumblrversary and we now stand at over 99,500 followers and climbing!   

Two years ago we started the Today’s Document Tumblr as a somewhat dubious social media experiment and never would have believed that today we’d be on the cusp of 100,000 followers.  We love bringing you a little sliver of history every day, and are gratified that you all keep coming back for more.  So here’s to all our fans, followers, rebloggers, history nerds, fellow tumblarians, and to our National Archives colleagues who have made all these great records available for us to share!  Thanks!! 

 

(And just in case this wasn’t apparent, no, there is no “U.S. Social Media Commission” we’re aware of - but check out the GSA’s USA.gov Tumblr - they’re probably the closest thing to it.)


Oct 3

In September 2003, Attorney General John Ashcroft called out the librarians. The American Library Association and civil liberties groups, he said, were pushing “baseless hysteria” about the controversial Patriot Act. He suggested that they were worried that spy agencies wanted to know “how far you have gotten on the latest Tom Clancy novel.”

In the case of government surveillance, they are not shushing. They’ve been among the loudest voices urging freedom of information and privacy protections.

–Librarians won’t stay quiet about government surveillance, The Washington Post

In September 2003, Attorney General John Ashcroft called out the librarians. The American Library Association and civil liberties groups, he said, were pushing “baseless hysteria” about the controversial Patriot Act. He suggested that they were worried that spy agencies wanted to know “how far you have gotten on the latest Tom Clancy novel.”

In the case of government surveillance, they are not shushing. They’ve been among the loudest voices urging freedom of information and privacy protections.

Librarians won’t stay quiet about government surveillance, The Washington Post


Oct 1

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