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ALA urges Commerce Department to reject Census citizenship question

The American Library Association (ALA) has joined 144 groups in opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form. ALA is a signee of a letter submitted August 1 by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to the Department of Commerce, which oversees the US…

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Libraries key to a fair, accurate 2020 Census, Senate appropriators say

Libraries are key to enabling participation in the upcoming 2020 Census, Senate appropriators said in a recent report. In its June 14 report accompanying the fiscal year 2019 funding bill for the U.S. Census Bureau, the Senate Appropriations Committee commented: The Committee urges the Census Bureau to conduct outreach to…

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Save the date for National Library Week in D.C.

The theme of National Library Week this year is “Libraries Lead.” ALA is looking forward to spotlighting libraries leading in areas like connectivity for tribal lands, in efforts that advance the new workforce through innovation and entrepreneurship, and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. We are also excited to…

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NCWIT AspireIT funding open for summer

This is a guest post from Jennifer Manning, Program Director of AspireIT Partnerships at the National Center for Women & Information Technology. The ALA Washington Office’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative and NCWIT AspireIT are partners in connecting young women program leaders to public libraries to design and implement coding…

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