POLICY & ADVOCACY UPDATES
Upcoming: Register for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference. Closing speaker is Amanda Gorman.
Upcoming: Join us at the Rally for the Right to Read, Thursday just before the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. RSVP needed for the reception.
ALA PPA welcomes its newest staffer: Junia, new daughter of Katherine Varela, PPA information manager:
ALA Policy Corps members Lori Fisher and Sonya Durney and ALA Senior Fellow Kent Oliver speaking on advocacy against book banning and censorship at the Maine Library Association conference.
"ALA is pleased that the FTRF, our First Amendment legal defense arm, & our state affiliate, the Arkansas Library Association, are participating in the lawsuit to vindicate AR residents' freedom to read..."
Key partnerships secured in our Unite Against Book Bans initiative recently: ACLU and Association for American Publishers, and more.
"The Publishing Community Should More Actively Oppose Book Bans" by Todd Carpenter, member of the ALA Policy Corps cadre against book bans and censorship
PPA releases new toolkit to help Libraries Build Business. Lots of good stuff in there!
ALA endorses nomination of Anna Gomez to the FCC and re-nominations of Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks.
ALA congratulates Colleen Shogan on her confirmation as the Archivist of the United States. ALA met with her and endorsed her last fall.
ALA joined coalition letter to oppose the EARN IT Act, led by Center for Democracy and Technology
ICYMI: ALA Exec Dir Tracie Hall speaking at the TIME 100 gala. Absolutely worth a couple of minutes if you're interested in the public interest, censorship, access to information/libraries.
Contract override symposium and workshop at American University Law School, co-sponsored by ALA and ARL
NEWS AND ARTICLES AND MISC
ICYMI: US Secretary of Education Cardona comments on censoring Amanda Gorman.
From my Saturday, May 27 walk in D.C. I just happened to find the National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens:
Library at the American Enterprise Institute:
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations and Interim Associate Executive Director
American Library Association
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