ALA: Seeking Video Footage from Innovative Libraries

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If your library uses federal funding to provide robust library services, the American Library Association’s Washington Office wants to hear from you. The ALA Washington Office is producing a series of videos that will educate legislators and policymakers about the benefits of federal funding programs, such as the Library Services and Technology Act.

The ALA Washington Office is seeking unedited video footage showcasing innovative and effective library services funded by federal program dollars. Examples of federally-funded services include:

  • Assistive devices for people with disabilities
  • Computer literacy programs, and new equipment
  • Digital content collections (including e-books)
  • E-government services
  • Family literacy classes
  • Homework help and mentoring programs
  • Internet Access
  • Job assistance

We would also like to see footage from library patrons who have been helped by innovative federally-funded library services (if permission has been granted by interview subjects). The Washington Office expects to release the videos during the 2014 National Library Legislative Day.

The deadline to submit video is November 15, 2013. Please send all videos to ALA Washington Press Officer Jazzy Wright at jwright [at]

Jazzy Wright is the Press Officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office. Email her at

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