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ALA Partners with the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission to Donate 6,000 Book Sets to Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to partner with the  Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) to distribute 6,000 women’s suffrage youth book sets to libraries across the country. Public and school libraries are encouraged to apply for the book sets by June 15...

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ALA Virtual - Community Through Connection Event

Though disappointed to cancel the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 2020, the ALA Conference Committee is thrilled to offer the opportunity to learn and connect via a virtual event for the library community this Summer. ALA Virtual – Community Through Conn...

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GLBT Book Month™ 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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National Library Week 2020 April 19th-25th: 20 Easy Ways to Participate

National Library Week is happening now! While people won’t be able to celebrate in person this year, there are many ways to recognize NLW. Here are some quick tips on how libraries can participate:  Share ALA’s free National Library Week graphics on your lib...

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Access to ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman e-books during the COVID-19 pandemic

Access to ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman e-books during the COVID-19 pandemic In response to the need to support remote access to information during the COVID-19 outbreak, ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman is making materials easier to access through the following promotions. Institutions interested...

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) to host a free webinar on ‘A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home’

LITA to host a free webinar on ‘A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home’ This 60-minute interactive webinar will guide library workers in protecting patron data as they adjust to the new normal of working from home. Participants will also have the chance to ask...

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Care model for school librarians to support new teachers explored in School Library Research

Care model for school librarians to support new teachers explored in School Library Research New research published in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), explores ways school librarians can support new teachers to...

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American Library Association (ALA) Seeks Proposals for 2020 Diversity Research Grants through May 15

ALA seeks proposals for 2020 Diversity Research Grants through May 15 The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses cr...

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New Release by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL releases "Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education: Building Relationships Across Cultural and Institutional Lines" The Association of College and Resarch Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education: Building R...

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American Libraries (AL) Live Free Webinar

American Libraries (AL) Live Free Webinar Libraries and COVID-19: Using 3D Printing to Make Personal Protective Equipment Date:  Thursday, April 9th Time:  11:00 am Central Time / 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time Event Overview: Personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care worke...

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Free COVID 19 Webinars from ALA Divisions This Week

ALA and its divisions and other units are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Below are links to the free webinar series and town hall meetings (including previous recordings) of ACRL, PLA, and AASL with what is happening...

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ALA Welcomes LinkedIn Learning’s Changes to Terms of Service

ALA welcomes LinkedIn Learning’s changes to terms of service Thu, 03/26/2020 CHICAGO – After conversations with the American Library Association (ALA) and other industry leaders, LinkedIn Learning — formerly Lynda.com, a platform used by libraries to provide online learning oppor...

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Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) COVID-19 Resources

As ASGCLA members participate in social distancing, our Consumer Health Information Interest Group has put together a list of go-to resources for COVID-19. The wide variety of resources provide information to help navigate through these uncertain times. Read more

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Free Resources from Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Partners

In this ever changing environment, CLiC is working to keep you updated with resources available to you. The companies CLiC partners with are dedicated to supporting our libraries/schools during this unusual period. Some of their resources are currently available for FREE for a limited time. The pag...

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Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

All Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is freely available until further notice. “The COVID-19 threat is unprecedented and will continue to cause extreme disruption, both personally and professionally,” said George Kendall, editor and publisher of Booklist Publica...

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ALA welcomes Penguin Random House’s expanded library access to e-books and audiobooks

The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes the decision by Penguin Random House (PRH) to add new temporary pricing options for digital content purchased by school and public libraries.  “By offering more flexible terms of sale and use, PRH is making it easier for libraries to suppor...

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American Library Association recommends libraries leave WiFi open during closures

The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board released the following recommendation to libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more

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