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Advocating before the election: Find out where candidates stand on library issues

This article was crossposted from American Libraries and was written by guest author David Shumaker. David Shumaker retired this month after serving 12 years as clinical associate professor in library and information science at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. When it comes to advocacy for libraries, we often…

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Libraries educate today’s workforce for tomorrow’s careers

This article was originally posted on The Scoop. A five-person panel of Ohio community leaders explored employment issues August 9 during “Libraries Educate Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Careers,” an event organized by four Ohio library partners and the American Library Association. The discussion—which focused on libraries as an essential component…

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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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Perkins CTE reauthorization supports library role

The president this week signed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins CTE), likely to be the only significant education policy legislation to pass in the 115th Congressional Session. The bill supports the role of libraries in implementing education programs. Congress provides more than…

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