POLICY & ADVOCACY UPDATES
>> Continuing: Please sign up for the Unite Against Book Bans campaign if you or your organization has not yet done so. Many have joined but many have not.
>> Upcoming: Libraries Eligible for New Digital Equity Outreach Funding (for the ACP); January 9 Deadline to Apply, article by Larra Clark and Megan Janicki in Public Libraries Online
>> Upcoming: I will be speaking at the Library Journal Directors' Summit on December 1-2. My topic is implications of the 2022 midterm elections for libraries and directions for 2023.
I will also be speaking at a session hosted by the ALA Philanthropic Advisory Group on November 28 and at a webinar of the ALA Chapter Advocacy Exchange on November 30. My topics are midterm elections and digital book advocacy respectively. Later, at the next ALA Connect Live on December 15, I will be speaking about the elections with Ed Garcia, ALA Committee on Legislation chair.
>> Upcoming: Two forthcoming copyright learning opportunities by Sara Benson, member of the ALA Policy Corps:
-- Copyright Basics for Librarians, January 12: https://elearning.ala.org/local/catalog/view/product.php?productid=663
-- Controlled Digital Lending, February 9: https://elearning.ala.org/local/catalog/view/product.php?productid=693
State Librarians: Julie Walker and Nicolle Davies just began their terms as President and President-elect of COSLA. Lori Fisher begins as state librarian of Maine in January. Nicolle and Lori are members of ALA Policy Corps. Julie is a member of the ALA Policy Corps Advisory Council. Congratulations all!
School librarian delegation delivers thank you signatures to the offices of Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Raul Grijalva re: The Right to Read Act.
SENATE RESOLUTION 838--EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT THE SPREADING PROBLEM OF BOOK BANNING AND THE PROLIFERATION OF THREATS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN THE UNITED STATES; Congressional Record Vol. 168, No. 178. Includes references to libraries and ALA. Introduced by Sen. Schatz of Hawaii.
Rep. Leger Fernández Introduces the Tribal Connect Act to Increase High-Speed Internet Access on Tribal Lands. ALA formally endorsed and is listed in the Congresswoman's release.
You May Be Paying Too Much for Your Internet: Consumer Reports' analysis of thousands of bills showed costs vary widely-and charges can be higher when people have fewer providers to choose from. But there are ways to save. ALA was a named partner on this effort.
ALA joins a coalition of companies and public interest group to urge the FCC and NTIA to build on the success of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum sharing model as new spectrum options are considered.
ALA Executive Director Tracie Hall receives award at the National Book Foundation's National Book Awards ceremony
ALA's Committee on Legislation had its strategy retreat at the ALA Washington Office last week
ALA's Policy Corps, Cohort IV, held its second training workshop at the ALA Washington Office
REPORTS AND ARTICLES
CNN: Opinion: The school library used to be a sanctuary. Now it's a battleground
Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape, by the American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics
The state of ebooks in academic libraries, from Choice and OverDrive
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
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