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Discussion IRS provides update to libraries on tax form program

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 03:35 pm

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the agency will continue to deliver 1040 EZ forms to public libraries that are participating in the Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP). TFOP offers tax products to the American public primarily through participating libraries and post offices. The IRS will distribute new order forms to participating libraries in the next two to three weeks.

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the agency will continue to deliver 1040 EZ forms to public libraries that are participating in the Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP). TFOP offers tax products to the American public primarily through participating libraries and post offices. The IRS will distribute new order forms to participating libraries in the next two to three weeks.

http://www.districtdispatch.org/2014/11/irs-provides-update-libraries-tax-form-program/

Public library leaders will have the opportunity to discuss the management and effectiveness of the Tax Forms Outlet Program with leaders from the IRS during the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting session “Tell the IRS: Tax Forms in the Library.” The session takes place on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

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Discussion PLA Members- Serving on a Committee or Jury Links

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 03:14 pm

Please review this page to learn more about PLA committee service: http://connect.ala.org/node/222507

It's the resource page set up for new committee members. If you have any suggestions about what else to include or clarify, please contact me here or pla@ala.org.

 

Discussion List: PLA Committees on ALAConnect

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:06 am More...

Discussion Awards application question - my response about length and uploads

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 10:39 am

Question:

Hello,

Can you give me the word count for each of the sections for the Upstart Innovation Award? I cannot find anything specific online.

Here are the sections:

  1. One paragraph summary
  2. Library’s innovative achievement
  3. Why is this project innovative

Thank you.

My response:

Hi,

The programmer doesn’t have a word count limit. Or from what he said, no one should reach it. However, to hold the interest of the reviewers, I would recommend under 350 words for each because they review online.

Question:

Hello,

Can you give me the word count for each of the sections for the Upstart Innovation Award? I cannot find anything specific online.

Here are the sections:

  1. One paragraph summary
  2. Library’s innovative achievement
  3. Why is this project innovative

Thank you.

My response:

Hi,

The programmer doesn’t have a word count limit. Or from what he said, no one should reach it. However, to hold the interest of the reviewers, I would recommend under 350 words for each because they review online.

Please take advantage of the upload area to show photos, brochures, newsletter or newspaper pages and remember to explain on the upload or in the application what the uploaded material is (if it isn’t apparent) or why it’s important.

Thanks and good luck!

 

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Event 9/30/14 Deadline for PLA Leadership Academy Applications

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

Please read the registration details for application requirements. Letters of recommendation are needed before the deadline.

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/leadershipacademy

 

Discussion Exhibit with ALA or PLA

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:41 am

Potential Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at ALA Midwinter in January 2015, please see: http://exhibitors.ala.org/

If you would like to exhibit at PLA 2016 in Denver, CO (April 5-9), please contact Carly DiVito at Corcoran Expositions at 312-541-0567 or carly@corcexpo.com.

PLA also has advertising opportunities in our publications. Some details are available here: http://www.ala.org/pla/publications/advertise

Event Bundle Midwinter and Annual Conference Registration opens September 9, 2014

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

Registration and housing for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits open October 1, 2014.

(Bundle registration for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is open September 9-30, 2014. Bundle registrants may book Midwinter housing starting September 9.)

Discussion District Dispatch from the ALA Washington Office

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 09:54 am

Reading up on E-Rate and other legislation? Don't forget to check out District Dispatch. District Dispatch is the official blog of the American Library Association’s Washington Office. http://www.districtdispatch.org/

Discussion Submit a Program Proposal for Annual Conference 2015

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 08:58 am

The call for proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference (June 25-30, San Francisco) is underway.  Instructions and a link to the proposal form can be found on this page http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual/proposal

The application deadline is 11:59 PM Central on August 15, 2014.

Discussion PLA at ALA Annual Conference

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 04:00 pm

Please see: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual for Scheduler links and a full list of PLA programs.

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