Upcoming: Join us for the Rally for the Right to Read, this Thursday evening at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago:
Upcoming programming for the PPA Office at the ALA Annual Conference:
Changing the Narrative: ALA Policy Corps Takes On Book Banners
Navigate State & Federal Policy Obstacles for Transformation
Leverage Federal Funds to Advance Digital Equity in Your Community Update
Future of Digital Collections in a Post-Pandemic Public Library
Fostering Economic Opportunity and Advancement with Innovative Programming
Libraries as "Spokes" in an Entrepreneurial "Hub": Lessons From the SBA Community Navigator Grant
E-rate Innovations: Fostering Access to Underserved Communities
ALA applauds the Biden-Harris Administration's steps announced today to address the rise in book bans and other attacks on LGBTQIA+ Americans:
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ALA submitted comments on funding programs under the Digital Equity Act to the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration: https://www.regulations.gov/comment/NTIA-2023-0002-0193
PPA Deputy Director Megan Janicki visits Laramie County (Wyoming) Library System:
and presents at the New Jersey Library Association annual conference:
"Free people must always read freely." - ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall at the signing of Illinois legislation that will prevent libraries from banning or restricting access to books.
Alan Inouye attended Free Expression Awards in D.C. at which Brooklyn Public Library was recognized.
ARTICLES & NEWS
FTRF has filed an amicus curiae brief in a lawsuit filed by several citizens of Llano County, Texas, challenging the decision to remove a large number of books from the Llano County Library shelves.
FTRF has joined a broad coalition to challenge Arkansas Act 372, a law that would restrict access to books in bookstores and libraries and violate the First Amendment rights of the state's reading public.
D.C. Library Association held its annual banquet. ALA Past-president Julius Jefferson received a Lifetime Achievement Award:
Amy Lappin and Karen Schneider have been appointed by the ALA Executive Board to fill two newly created board seats.
ALA President-elect Emily Drabinski stops at the Judy Blume rest area in New Jersey:
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations and Interim Associate Executive Director
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