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Free webinar: Expanding immigrant access through libraries

Hartford Public Library

Library services to immigrants are extensive and include world language collections, multicultural programming, ESL, citizenship, computer classes, and information brokering. Learn how your library can better support immigrants in “We Belong Here: Expanding Immigrant Access to Government and Community,” a free webinar hosted by e-government service Lib2gov from the American Library Association’s Washington Office and University of Maryland’s iPAC. This ... Read More »

School libraries can’t afford to wait

A student at the ‘Iolani School in Hawaii

Today, we are ending a very busy week of work to include school library provisions in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). As we move forward on this very important legislative effort to secure federal funding for school libraries, we are asking library advocates, teachers, parents and students to ask their Senators to become co-sponsors of ... 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 »

Boots on the ground advocacy

US Capitol Building

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 »

House Committee holds hearing on network neutrality

Photo by Jonathon Colman via Flickr

On the eve of the FCC’s expected vote in favor of strong net neutrality rules, the House committee provided a preview of the challenges ahead in defending the open Internet. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee today expressed concerns at its hearing, The Uncertain Future of the Internet, ahead of the FCC’s anticipated net neutrality vote. The FCC ... Read More »