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2018 IMLS National Medals ceremony showcases how libraries transform

One of the best things about working in ALA’s Washington Office is the opportunity to attend celebratory events like the presentation of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medals, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums in service to their communities. Over the award’s 24 years,…

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Library Copyright Alliance applauds new ACCESS to Recordings Act

The Library Copyright Alliance – consisting of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries – applauds today’s introduction of the Accessibility for Curators, Creators, Educators, Scholars, and Society Recordings Act (“ACCESS to Recordings Act”) by Senator Ron Wyden. The bill…

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Another big step toward Marrakesh Treaty ratification

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to send the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S.2559) to the full Senate for a vote. If passed by two-thirds of the Senate, the legislation will go to the President for final signature. For more than ten years, associations representing the print disabled,…

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Ready to Code library’s “Game Hacker” teaches skills for success

In this video Ak-Chin Indian Community (Maricopa, AZ) librarian Jeffrey Stoffer celebrates the accomplishments of students in their Libraries Ready to Code  program, Game Hacker: Making, Fixing, Breaking. See how young people participating in Game Hacker are learning skills that will enable them to succeed in any future opportunity they pursue.

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Partner with AspireIT to offer coding programs for girls: Join May 23 webinar

An important focus for the Libraries Ready to Code community is to empower youth who may have fewer opportunities or exposure to coding activities, including girls – and connecting with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) through their AspireIT program is one way libraries are reaching more young…

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