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Seeking: Virtual Library Programs for ALA Book

ALA’s Public Programs Office is compiling a collection of virtual library programs to share in a forthcoming book from ALA Editions. What virtual program has worked well at your library? Please tell them about it in this brief survey by Friday, July 3! >>> TAKE THE SU...

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‘Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries’ COVID-19 Response Survey’ webinar on June 12 to explore results, trends, and reopening practices

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the ALA Chapter Relations and Public Policy & Advocacy offices, with support from United for Libraries, will present the free webinar “Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID...

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BCALA and the ALA Graphic NovelComics Round Table collaborate on new Black Lives Matter Comics Reading List

The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of the American Library Association affirms the ALA Executive Board's statement and stands in support of not only the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), but also the Black community at large. In solidarity, the GNCRT...

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Survey: Libraries examine phased building re-opening, prepare summer programs

Most years, June marks a shift for students from classroom learning and research to summer vacations, internships, and packed public libraries for reading and learning programs. This year is different, and libraries are rising to the challenge. A new American Library Association (ALA) survey of U.S...

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ALA's IFC Approves New Guidelines on Contact Tracing, Reopening Libraries, Video Surveillance

Responding to health and privacy concerns during the reopening of libraries and recent discussions of video surveillance and filming in libraries, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) and its Privacy Subcommittee have approved guidelines to assist library workers: “Guidelines for Reopening...

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Message from ALA Executive Board condemning violence and racism toward Black people and all People of Color

The following message was issued by American Library Association President Wanda Brown. CHICAGO  — The Executive Board of the American Library Association (ALA) stands with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning violence and racism towards Black people...

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