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Save the date: 2.2 billion reasons libraries should care about WIOA

On October 27, 2014, the American Library Association will join the Department of Education and the Department of Labor in hosting “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar that will explore ways that public and community

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Free webinar: Helping patrons set financial goals

On September 23rd, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy. This session has limited space so please register quickly. Sometimes, if you’re offering programs on money

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Rep Holt praises library’s efforts

Representative Rush Holt (D, NJ) joined New Jersey State Librarian, Mary Chute and me at the East Brunswick Public Library.  We were celebrating the new law which opens up federal funding for libraries’ work to assist the unemployed.  We talked

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Banned books take center stage–or main entrance–at ALA Annual

Like baseball it’s a Great American Pastime—policymakers, school boards, and parents alike grappling with issues of censorship and how to reconcile them with our (arguably) more-important First Amendment rights. Just last month, one Tennessee county school board voted to ban

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Great action on the Workforce Investment Act, finally!

The House and Senate have drafted a bill on workforce investment, which acknowledges the work libraries do to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs—and the legislation allows libraries to be paid for these efforts. Over many

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