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Libraries matter: use videos to advocate for libraries

Today, the American Library Association’s Washington Office launched “Libraries Matter,” a series of videos showcasing the ways libraries use federal funding to support early literacy, high-speed internet access, small business owners and new citizens. Library supporters can use the videos

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Ky. library advocate receives WHCLIST Award

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) named Mary Lynn Collins, a library trustee from Frankfort, Ky., the winner of the 2014 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. The award, which is given to a non-librarian participating

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Libraries: Our story, our future

The article below was written by library advocate Anthony Chow, Ph.D., who is an assistant professor of the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the co-chair of the North Carolina Library

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Posted in Events, Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Now’s the time to stand up for libraries

With all that’s happened in Washington in the past year—threats to eliminate the federal agency that administers funding to libraries, legislation to stifle open access and the government shutdown—now is the time, more than ever, to stand up for libraries.

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ALA: Seeking Video Footage from Innovative Libraries

If your library uses federal funding to provide robust library services, the American Library Association’s Washington Office wants to hear from you. The ALA Washington Office is producing a series of videos that will educate legislators and policymakers about the

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