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Library leaders head to the White House

Last week, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) arranged a meeting to bring together library leaders with President Barack Obama’s Domestic Policy Council staff as part of the week long activities for National Library Legislative Day. As part of the meeting, the group discussed where library priorities meshed with the President’s agenda. Above, Carolyn Brodie, president of Association ... Read More »

Hundreds Gather in D.C. for 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day

This week, hundreds of library supporters met in D.C. to speak with their legislators about the importance of libraries. From May 7—8, 2013, more than 350 librarians, patrons, trustees, educators and parents met with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s 39th annual National Library Legislative Day. The event focused on supporting federal funding ... Read More »

Counting on Advocates: Illinois Advocate Mary Ann Bretzlauf Awarded for Library Leadership

Today, library advocate Mary Ann Bretzlauf, of Gurnee, Ill., received the American Library Association’s White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce Award for her commitment to supporting national libraries. Libraries are great equalizers–if they remain fairly funded. Bretzlauf received the award during the association’s 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. A strong and tireless advocate ... Read More »

Get Ready for Next Week’s Nat’l Library Legislative Day

Prepare for the Event with Videos and Issue Briefs from Policy Experts From May 7—8, 2013, hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss key library issues with their members of Congress. In preparation for next week’s 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day, the American Library Association today released new briefs on policies, ... Read More »