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Safety and Violence Prevention Resources from ALA

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) offers resources and best practices regarding violence prevention, emergency preparedness, and other valuable resources: Public Library Association Webinar on Violence Prevention in the Public Library Gun Violence and Libraries: Safety and Security for the Library Public Emergency Preparedness from the Public Library Association Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, […]

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join this discussion about using the toolkit to support health literacy efforts in your library. Online – September 14th: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Registration is required.

APPLY NOW: Media Literacy @ Your Library

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

ALA, in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers. In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy […]

Apply now for the Libraries Ready to Code grant!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The application for Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code Grant is open now through August 31. The grant program, sponsored generously by Google, will fund a cohort of school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth.  A total of 25 – 50 […]

Public Libraries : Apply for a Programming Kit for “The Vietnam War”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Public libraries are invited to a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS stations beginning Sept. 17. The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Apply by August 1 to bring a programming kit for “The Vietnam War” to your public library. In an immersive […]

National Library Legislative Day – participate virtually!

Monday, April 24th, 2017

National Library Legislative Day is May 1-2 in Washington DC.  Rhode Island has a delegation of 8 attending, including members of the Library Board of Rhode Island, the Coalition of Library Advocates, the RI Library Association, and School Librarians of Rhode Island; the delegation is supported by the Office of Library and Information Services. The […]

Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign for Your Library Register for a free webinar to provide libraries with information and training about ways to incorporate Libraries Transform messaging into regular communication channels and leverage the campaign in advocacy activities, such as legislative day. Other topics will include: Using the toolkit materials, including logos, Because statements and […]

School libraries invited to apply for Sara Jaffarian Award

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The American Library Association Public Programs Office announced that school libraries are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming. Libraries serving grades kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. ALA press release Nominations for the 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming will be accepted until May 5, […]

ALA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Friday, November 18th, 2016

In response to the divisive nature of this election season, American Library Association President Julie Todaro issued the following statement highlighting the important role that libraries and librarians play as we all seek common ground following the election: After a contentious campaign season filled with divisive rhetoric, we are now hearing from our members and […]

PLA says: Nominate yourself, a colleague, or your library today!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Public Library Association (PLA) service awards and grants highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity, and dedication to public libraries. The Allie Beth Martin Award honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials […]

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