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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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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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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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