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Making the Election Connection [video]

Making the Election Connection from ALA Washington on Vimeo. The campaign season is in full swing and it’s time to think about making a difference at the polls.  Believe it or not, library leaders can legally and ethically encourage engagement in

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ALA: Making the Election Connection [webinar]

The campaign season is in full swing and it’s time to think about making a difference at the polls.  Believe it or not, library leaders can legally and ethically encourage engagement in the elections. In this session we’ll look at 10

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Google fellows connect over lunch and libraries

This summer, when I haven’t been attending hearings and panels, or writing about bookmobiles, I’ve been joining the rest of the Google Policy Fellows at Google’s DC office for occasional events. They’ve been interesting opportunities to learn more about the

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What Can You Learn from a Bookmobile in an Oil Crisis?

In 1973, to protest United States support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo that led to widespread gasoline shortages in the U.S. and around the world. While many

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They’ve Got to See it to Believe It: Getting Decision Makers Into Your Library [webinar video]

In-person visits are critical for effective influence on politicians, particularly in an election year. With the last three months of the election season (phew!) around the corner, now is the time to press council members, legislators, administrators, school board members

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