Events

Interested in Natl. Library Legislative Day? Here’s what you need to know

Librarians from the North Suburban Library System speak to an Illinois congressional aide.

If you appreciate the critical roles that libraries play in creating an informed and engaged citizenry, register now for this year’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons will meet with their legislators to advocate for library funding. National Library Legislative Day, which is hosted by the American Library Association ... Read More »

Free webinar: Library partnerships

Alachua County Library District

Library e-government resource Lib2gov today announced “A Library Partnership = Neighborhood Resource Center,” a free webinar that will explore library community partnerships: This webinar highlights the Library Partnership of the Alachua County Library District (ACLD), which is a collaboration with the Partnership for Strong Families and over 30 other service providers expanding the traditional library role in its community. By sharing ... Read More »

ALA applauds FCC vote to protect open Internet

FCC Building in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to assert the strongest possible open Internet protections—banning paid prioritization and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. In a statement issued today, the American Library Association (ALA), applauded this bold step forward in ensuring a fair and open Internet. “America’s libraries collect, create and disseminate essential information to the public over ... Read More »

Boots on the ground advocacy

Handshake image. Photo by Duisenberg School of finance

I don’t think I need to overemphasize for you the important roles that libraries play in our communities. The epicenter of progress and knowledge, libraries have evolved to meet the educational and technological needs of their patrons. These institutions of learning and creation need to be protected and improved at all costs. And in the wake of the sweeping changes ... Read More »

Gearing up for South by Southwest

South by Southwest Banner

“What the Future?” is not the usual interpretation of its acronym, but the question is at the heart of the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive and EDU technology conferences. One answer to this question for public libraries, entrepreneurs and our communities is “Co-working, Collaboration and Creation @ your library.” This also is the title of our SXSW panel (Sunday, ... Read More »