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Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World

Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World How to provide library service to seniors, the most vulnerable population affected during COVID-19, has been the question raised by outreach librarians across the United States. According to the Central for Disease Control (CDC), 8 out of 10 dea...

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American Library Association (ALA) Webinar on May 15th: Planning Policy and Legal Issues Reopening a Library

WORKING TOGETHER ON PLANNING, POLICY AND LEGAL ISSUES FOR REOPENING A PUBLIC LIBRARY: THE BOARD, THE ATTORNEY AND THE LIBRARIAN Free webinar- Register Here FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020, 12:00 PM MST Presented by the Public Policy & Advocacy Office, Chapter Relations Office, and Un...

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GLBT Book Monthâ„¢ given new name

Formerly known as GLBT Book Month™, the American Library Association (ALA) will now observe the month of June as Rainbow Book Month™, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderq...

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The Public Library Association and Microsoft announce initiative to help expand internet access in rural communities during COVID-19 crisis

The Public Library Association (PLA) and Microsoft Corp. announced a new initiative today to increase access to technology in rural communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Microsoft will provide funding to help public libraries in rural communities extend WiFi access by installing public WiFi access...

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Library associations underscore importance of IMLS COVID-19 efforts

The library organizations listed below released the following statement today in response to the new collaboration announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the nation’s libraries and museums as they consider safe reopening practices in light of COVID-19. Read...

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Free Everywhere Book Fest May 1st-2nd

The Everywhere Book Fest is a virtual gathering of kidlit authors, illustrators, and books that will bring the book festival experience to young readers everywhere! On May 1-2, the book festival opens its virtual doors and unveil two free full days of live and pre-recorded sessions with your favorit...

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United for Libraries Free May 7th Webinar: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19

United for Libraries to Present Free May 7th Webinar"How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19" United for Libraries will host the webinar “How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19” on Thurs., May 7, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Feature...

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Join Us for Chatting with CAL!

Do you miss seeing your CAL colleagues?  Are you craving some interaction with the best group of library peeps around?  Do you need a little time to unwind? Join us for Chatting with CAL.  These free form 1-hour online sessions are available to connect, celebrate, and see the amazing...

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