Tag Archives: Barbara Jones

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


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 »

Library experts to talk 3D printing at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

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Technological developments in 3D printing are empowering people to learn new skills, launch business ventures and solve complex health problems. As this cutting-edge technology becomes more common in libraries, what do librarians need to know? Join a panel of information professionals for the session “Library 3D Printing—Unlocking the Opportunities, Understanding the Challenges” which takes place during the 2015 American Library ... Read More »

South by Southwest Interactive rocked my world

ALA OITP’s new Policy Revolution! initiative recently led me to the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 Interactive conference, along with an invitation to speak and opportunity to staff a busy SXSW library booth. The Policy Revolution! project expands and deepens ALA and library engagement with influential audiences to advance our work for the public good. So I felt vindicated that, ... Read More »

Only we can demand more accountability

As news breaks that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been renewing (every three months for seven years) a Section 215 order to obtain phone records of all Verizon customers, the American Library Association is calling on Congress to provide more accountability and transparency about how the government is obtaining and using vast amounts of information about innocent people. In ... Read More »