Libraries as Solution ProvidersData from The Public Library Funding &Technology Access Study (Gates Funded)gathers a wide range of data related tocomputer and Internet access in U.S.public libraries - including the numberof computers, barriers to high-speedInternet access, Internet services andtrainings available, and funding fortechnology.The Study research team is developsand publishes topical briefs related toissues affecting communities’ access totechnology in our public libraries.
New Digital Content Initiatives Digital Content and Libraries Working Group Supporting the “Transformation” of libraries is a priority of the Association’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and the rapid shift from print to digital content is one of the more dramatic developments now transforming libraries of all typesNew report examining critical issues underlying equitableaccess to digital content through our nation’s libraries. In thereport, titled “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” authorsexplore an unprecedented and splintered landscape inwhich several major publishers refuse to sell ebooks tolibraries; proprietary platforms fragment our cultural record;and reader privacy is endangered.
Office For Library Advocacy (2008) Popular Resources• Advocacy & Legislation I Love Libraries Advocacy University• Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit• Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and Education• Budget in the Crosshairs? Navigating a Challenging Budget Year• Coalition Building• Cultivating Your Local Notables• Frontline Advocacy• Frontline Fundraising• Library Snapshot Day Primer• Making Budget Presentations
I Love Libraries- Website and More for the PublicWebsite, bi-weeklynewsletter , facebookpage, tied toadvocacy software
Snapshot DaysAbout Library Snapshot DayThe concept originated in New Jersey asa joint effort between the New JerseyLibrary Assn. and the New Jersey StateLibrary. Soon after, many states beganemulating the effort.2010 ALA take this initiative to a nationallevel, asking that states across thecountry find a date to conduct their ownLibrary Snapshot Day.Library Snapshot Day Primer, on how tofacilitate a Library Snapshot Day.
Reaching Teenagers-Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week-started 2007
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New Group for Not So New MembersALA hasover 1,500Retiredmembersand itsgrowing
Publications Targeted To General Public• This authoritative guide—with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school— offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. From board and picture books to hot new books, these recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment. Mirroring a childs world as they grow and mature, chapters include segments on reading together, friendship, places near and far, and making believe. These titles have been culled from the American Library Associations “best” lists and professional review journals.