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Tax season is here: How libraries can help communities prepare

This blog post, written by Lori Baux of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, is one in a series of occasional posts contributed by leaders from coalition partners and other public interest groups that ALA’s Washington Office works closely with. Whatever the policy – copyright, education, technology, to name just…

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Makers2Mentors: CS Ed Week in Homer, AK

Guest post by Claudia Haines, Youth Services Librarian at Homer Public Library, a Libraries Ready to Code grant recipient. She’s at the helm of Homer Public Library’s year-long initiative called Makers2Mentors, which is embedding computational thinking and computer science in the culture of the library. In December, days can be cold…

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Latino Cultures platform from Google is a new library resource

This post originally appeared on The Scoop. Libraries across the country are working in a variety of ways to improve the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 58.6 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the US and build a diverse and inclusive profession. In honor of…

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Message from Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, has taught computing skills to and inspired more than 10,000 girls across America. At the opening general session of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference this past June, Reshma spoke about Girls Who Code, how they are…

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Build relationships to advance advocacy

A crowd gathered this week outside the El Pueblo Library in South Tucson where Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D) and other library advocates to discuss the possible effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts — including the elimination of the IMLS —on libraries in Arizona and nationwide. A statement by ALA…

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