Higher Education

Librarians comment on Education Department priorities

Sign in front of LBJ Dept of Ed building in Washington, DC

The American Library Association and librarians across the country submitted comments to the Department of Education (ED) in response to its 11 proposed priorities. The priorities, standard for a new administration, are a menu of goals for the ED to use for individual discretionary grant competitions. Over 1,100 individual comments were filed with the ED, including several dozen from the ... Read More »

Higher education reauthorization on Congressional fall agenda

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnsonsigns the Higher Education Act Nov. 8, 1965. (AP Photo)

On the fall agenda for Congress is the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). HEA was originally enacted in 1965 during the Lyndon Johnson Administration and was last reauthorized in 2008. While HEA has received significant interest in the past few sessions of Congress, its passage has stalled under partisan rancor. Even though HEA has been operating without being ... Read More »

2016 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service announced

10 Winners of the 2016 National Medal for Library and Museum Service Announced

On April 19, 2016, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. Now in its 22nd year, the National Medal celebrates libraries and museums that “respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a ... Read More »

ALA DC Office welcomes U Michigan grad students

University of Michigan logo

              Once again, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office is participating in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program with the University of Michigan’s Information School. The ASB program: Creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organizations to the knowledge and abilities of students through a ... Read More »

Libraries Transform officially launched!

NBC News interviews ALA President Sari Feldman about the national Libraries Transform campaign.

Libraries Transform was officially launched on Thursday, October 29, by ALA President Sari Feldman who was here in Washington, D.C. to kick-off this national campaign to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals. Her visit was amplified by street teams on Capitol Hill, the National Mall, Union Station, Penn Quarter, Foggy Bottom, ... Read More »