Events

ALA Past President Carla Hayden receives warm Senate welcome

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It was a standing room only crowd at today’s confirmation hearing of Dr. Carla Hayden, President Obama’s nominee to serve as Librarian of Congress, with the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. The hearing marks the first step in the Senate review process. Three Maryland senators (one former) presented Dr. Carla Hayden to the committee. Former Senator Paul Sarbanes (and ... Read More »

3D/DC: A great day for libraries

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Last week, I participated in 3D/DC, an annual Capitol Hill event exploring 3D printing and public policy. Programming focused on 3D printing’s implications for education, the arts, the environment, the workforce and the public good. In my reflections on last year’s 3D/DC, I averred that the event was “a good day for libraries.” This year, “good” graduated to “great.” Libraries ... Read More »

What to know before you go

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Preparing for National Library Legislative Day 2016 (or Virtual Library Legislative Day?), but not sure what to expect? We have some handy resources for you, straight from advocacy expert Stephanie Vance!   Read More »

Involve young people in library advocacy

Three Granger Leadership Academy proudly display their GLA tshirts.

Guest post by Katie Bowers, Campaigns Director for the Harry Potter Alliance. The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is an organization that uses the power of story to turn fans into heroes. Each spring, the HPA hosts an annual worldwide literacy campaign known as “Accio Books“. Started in 2009, Accio Books began as a book drive where HPA members donated over ... Read More »

Learn and network at ALA’s National Policy Convening

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Come join us for ALA’s first-ever National Policy Convening in Washington, D.C. on April 12-13. Given that a new Administration and Congress will be coming to town, it is timely to discuss and debate information policy and the public interest: How can we advance creative and innovative learning for our children? What can be done to advance entrepreneurship and small ... Read More »