Library Advocacy

What does the new Congress mean for libraries?

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A panel of experts from the ranks of politics, academia and the press will explore the implica­tions of the November mid-term Congressional elections for America, libraries and library advocacy at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. ALA invited U.S. Senator and Democratic Majority Whip Richard Durbin to keynote the conference session. The session, titled “Whither Washington?: ... Read More »

Speakers to explore library funding options at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

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Thinking about new funding sources for your library? Join leaders from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) when they discuss federal library funding resources at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session, titled “All Eyes on IMLS: Funding Priorities and Reauthorization,” takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, ... Read More »

Key ALA Offices to team up with “Advocacy Guru” at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

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In her inaugural column for American Libraries, titled “Advocate. Today.,” American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries. To take the mystery out of just what “advocacy” means, how to do it and how to have fun along the way, ... Read More »

New Year, New Congress webinar

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With a new year comes a new Congressional session, which means it’s time to build relationships with new and returning policy makers alike. Join Stephanie Vance for a free webinar outlining the seven things you can do immediately to be sure your legislators understand the value you bring to their constituents. We’ll look at how to introduce yourself to new staff, ... Read More »

Heritage Health Information survey extended

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The deadline for the Heritage Health Information (HHI) 2014: A National Collections Care Survey has been extended to February 13, 2015! The HHI 2014 is a national survey on the condition of collections held by archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological repositories. It is the only comprehensive survey to collect data on the condition and preservation ... Read More »