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Rising to the newest (Knight) challenge

DC Public Library in Washington, D.C. Photo by Maxine Schnitzer Photography.

It has been said that “libraries are the cornerstone of our democracy” so the newest Knight News Challenge on Elections should be right up our alley. From candidate forums to community conversations, about half of all public libraries report to the Digital Inclusion Survey that they host community engagement events. What is your library doing that you might want to ... Read More »

A Revolution in 2014

The new year brings a new focus to the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)–the Policy Revolution! initiative. As previously reported, this initiative involves a re-evaluation of ALA’s national policy and advocacy strategies and activities, and the subsequent development of an agenda for the coming years. Based on this agenda, new and strengthened relationships will be sought, coupled with increasing ... Read More »

Stretching into the future with a national dialogue on public libraries

There has been a lot of talk about the future of libraries. Anyone attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, for instance, could find about 100 sessions referencing the future and ranging from the Committee on the Future of University Libraries to “The Future is Now: Rural Libraries as Innovation Incubators.” But this conversation becomes far more meaningful for libraries ... Read More »