PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
--> Action. Sign up for the Unite Against Book Bans campaign. It is easy to sign up. Be informed about what's happening to libraries and library workers in the book banning & censorship arenas. And take action if you can, with ALA.
ALA releases "Empowered by Reading" as part of the Unite Against Book Bans campaign. This report has data & tools for the public to make the case for giving youth access to a wide variety of books.
Congressional Resolution Condemns Nationwide Book Banning Efforts, introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin. Release includes quote by ALA President.
Full-page ad in the New York Times to oppose book banning. Signatories include ALA, AFT, NAACP, GLAAD, and others.
Sen. Reed and Rep. Grijalva introduce the Right to Read Act that calls for funding to ensure every student has a fully resourced school library, staffed by a certified school librarian. ALA President is quoted in the Congressional release.
In comments to the FCC, ALA urges that cybersecurity expenses should be generally eligible in the E-rate program
ALA submits comments related to development of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Outreach Grant Program, WC-Docket 21-450
On September 27, the ALA Executive Board sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray expressing concerns about the threats directed to public and school libraries and library workers.
In the Portland Press-Herald: Maine Voices: We have a rare opportunity to improve local libraries. Re: library facilities in FY23 federal appropriations.
Recording is now available of the recent DPLA webinar on ebook legislative efforts.
ALA Executive Director Tracie Hall appeared on WNPR's Where We Live discussing digital redlining, the systematic denial of equitable access to information, information services, and information retrieval methods
... and Tracie also was keynoter at "Advancing Digital Equity in Connecticut" at the Hartford Public Library
Our head of communications Shawnda Hines keynoting at the West Virginia Library Association conference
NEWS, ARTICLES, RESOURCES
President Biden re-establishes the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities, with IMLS and libraries having a prominent role
GPO Director's Task Force on a Digital Federal Depository Library Program seeks public comments on its draft report.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden: Once a children's librarian always a children's librarian.
Sen. Roy Blunt receives award at the Committee on Education Funding (CEF) Gala (ALA is a member of CEF and a sponsor of the gala)
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
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