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Library Advocacy Day registration rises to over 1,600

With less than 24 hours before the ALA’s Library Advocacy Day rally on Capitol Hill, over 1,600 participants have registered! It’s not too late to participate –  you don’t have to register to attend. Just show up tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Upper Senate Park and take part in this united effort to voice support for our nation’s libraries. Learn ... Read More »

Washington Update offers inside look on national policies, legislation [video]

“All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital,” the ALA Washington Office update, featured District insiders including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Washington Office Update (3 of 6) from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Clyburn spoke about the role of libraries in the national broadband plan and underscored the ALA’s position that anchor institutions — such ... Read More »

ALA Washington Office honors former staffer with conference room-dedication ceremony

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office held a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the naming of the Mark A. Bard Conference Room today at the ALA Washington Office. The ceremony was an opportunity to honor Bard, who served as Information Technology Specialist in ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and is remembered as an extremely bright and committed ... Read More »

Institute of Museum and Library Services and Department of Labor announce new partnership

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration held a press conference today at the Washington Convention Center during ALA’s Annual Conference to announce a new partnership that will help job seekers access employment and training services in public libraries. “Public libraries are working diligently in our urban, suburban and rural ... Read More »

Huffington Post piece highlights Library Adovcacy Day Rally

Carol Fitzgerald, co-Founder and President of TheBookReportNetwork.com and a supporter of the ALA’s upcoming Library Advocacy Day, has written an article for the Huffington Post titled “Libraries and Librarians Are Endangered Species: What You Can Do to Help” about the impact of funding cuts to libraries and the need to advocate for them. The Library Advocacy Day rally will be held ... Read More »