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Free webinar: Building Local Communities with Social Media

Libraries have been serving as community cornerstones for decades. They act as education centers, meeting spaces, and hubs of innovation. Every librarian has dozens of stories about the ways they meet user needs, be it through job skills training, providing support for returning veterans, early literacy programs, or access to…

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2018 WHCLIST award accepting nominations

Those interesting in participating in National Library Legislative Day 2018 take note – nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 WHCLIST award. The award, sponsored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office, is open to non-librarian, first time participants…

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Campus Vote shares ideas, resources for libraries

Guest post by Kristen Muthig, Communications and Policy Manager at Fair Elections Legal Network and Campus Vote Project. Libraries are recognized as vital assets to communities, providing a wide range of services and facilitating learning for all the communities they serve. Another contributing factor to the health and quality of…

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Registration opens for National Library Legislative Day 2018

Ready to take your advocacy skills to the next level? Join us for the 44th annual National Library Legislative Day. Held in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8, 2018, this two-day educational event is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from advocacy and issue experts. On day one,…

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