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Mr. Ed Garcia

Library Director,
Cranston Public Library

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Library Director,
Cranston Public Library
Cranston, RI 02920
United States

Ed Garcia

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Posted By Ed Garcia Jul 11, 2024 11:50 AM
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Update from the PPA office: This morning, unfortunately, the House passed H.J.Res. 165, which would overturn the Biden Administration's Title IX rule affirming nondiscrimination protections in schools, colleges, and libraries that receive Education Department funds, including for LGBTQ+ library workers ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Jul 11, 2024 08:46 AM
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Update from the PPA office concerning the House Appropriations process and funding for libraries: This afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2025 spending bill which, as we noted last night, decimates funding for libraries and education. This bill now heads to the floor for full ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Jun 27, 2024 04:40 AM
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SophiaI'd be honored to second the resolutionEd Garcia
Posted By Ed Garcia Apr 13, 2024 12:06 PM
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Info from PPA: We wanted to share with COL that ALA has launched: Reader. Voter. Ready. a campaign to equip libraries for 2024 elections. Below are relevant links and our press release. www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2024/04/... www.ala.org/advocacy/reader-voter-ready American Library Association ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Apr 06, 2024 01:41 PM
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To kick off National Library Week, we are celebrating Right to Read Day (April 8) with Unite Against Book Bans partners, and we have several actions for Councilors to take and to share with your networks. They range from writing to your member of Congress to making a donation to the Merritt Fund to thanking ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Feb 15, 2024 12:59 PM
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FYI news from ODLOS ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services Date: Thu, Feb 15, 2024 at 9:04 AM Subject: ODLOS Newsletter Winter 2024 To: Greetings from the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services African-American Flag by ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Jan 09, 2024 05:12 PM
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I'm sharing this draft resolution honoring Dr. Donna Gilton who passed away recently. Dr. Gilton was a longtime ALA and BCALA member and taught at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island for over 20 years. She was a deeply committed champion for diversity ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Oct 13, 2023 11:08 AM
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---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services Date: Fri, Oct 13, 2023 at 11:49 AM Subject: ODLOS Autumn Newsletter To: Greetings from the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services October is National Disability Employment Awareness ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Sep 28, 2023 02:13 PM
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Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Sen. Brian Schatz (HI) reintroduced a resolution recognizing Banned Books Week and condemning the escalating attacks on books and freedom of expression in the United States. ALA endorsed the resolution. ------------------------------ Ed Garcia Chair, Committee on ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Sep 27, 2023 08:24 AM
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ALA's news release on net neutrality: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2023/09/ala-welcomes-fcc-chair-rosenworcel-s-proposal-reinstate-network-neutrality ------------------------------ Ed Garcia Chair, Committee on Legislation Rhode Island Chapter Councilor Library Director Cranston Public ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Sep 11, 2023 12:53 PM
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https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2023/09/ala-applauds-confirmation-new-fcc-commissioner-anna-gomez For Immediate Release Thu, 09/07/2023 Contact: Shawnda Hines Deputy Director, Communications Public Policy & Advocacy Office American Library Association shines@alawash.org WASHINGTON, ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Sep 11, 2023 12:52 PM
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On Tuesday 9/12, the US Senate Judiciary committee will be holding a hearing: Book Bans: Examining How Censorship Limits Liberty and Literature at 10am. More info here: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/committee-activity/hearings/book-bans-examining-how-censorship-limits-liberty-and-literature ALA ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Sep 01, 2023 02:36 PM
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I'm concerned by the lack of time committed to Council meetings that are proposed for LLX. Between ALA and ALA-APA meetings only four hours seem allocated for Council meetings with other sessions such as the Membership Information Session, Executive Board Candidates forum being held virtually outside ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Jul 19, 2023 08:04 AM
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Andrew,I think one strategy is to reach out to COSLA and have these discussions especially concerning a response for the state librarians. We need a better response to these attacks on both ALA and our ALA President. Ed -- Edward GarciaLibrary Director, Cranston Public Library Chair, ALA Committee ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Jun 12, 2023 09:49 AM
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Sara please add me as an endorser: Ed Garcia, Rhode Island Chapter Councilor ThanksEd -- Edward GarciaLibrary Director, Cranston Public Library 2020 Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize winner- Cranston Public LibraryChair, ALA Committee on LegislationALA Council, Rhode Island Chapter CouncilorALA ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Jun 02, 2023 07:55 PM
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---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2023 at 3:31PM Subject: Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services June Newsletter To: Greetings from the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services The ALA ...
Posted By Ed Garcia May 01, 2023 08:06 AM
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Maggie,This is very sad news. I'd be honored to help you write the resolution.Ed -- Edward GarciaLibrary Director, Cranston Public Library 2020 Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize winner- Cranston Public LibraryChair, ALA Committee on LegislationALA Council, Rhode Island Chapter CouncilorALA Constitution ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Apr 26, 2023 06:23 PM
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More fantastic news from PPA team during National Library Week! Today, the Right to Read Act of 2023 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and in the House by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ). It would increase student access to effective, fully staffed and resourced school libraries across ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Apr 26, 2023 09:16 AM
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More amazing work by the PPA team during National Library Week! Yesterday Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO-05), Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) and Shontel Brown (D-OH-11) introduced the Prison Libraries Act of 2023. The bill has 25 additional co-sponsors. ALA is pleased to endorse this bill.   ...
Posted By Ed Garcia Apr 26, 2023 09:11 AM
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Yesterday, Rep. Jayapal introduced a resolution to honor library workers, library services, and more. Here is the Congresswoman's new release: https://jayapal.house.gov/2023/04/25/jayapal-introduces-resolution-recognizing-library-workers/?asdf ALA-APA endorsed rather than ALA because of the union ...