Join the ALA's Virtual Library Legislative Week May 4th - 8th. During this week, the ALA will be hosting advocacy training and activities online. More details can be found here, but some highlights are: Monday, the 4th - A virtual training with the Congressional Management Foundation on connecting with elected officials while social distancing. Wednesday, … Continue reading Announcing Virtual Library Legislative Week
Congressional leadership is continuing work on a new COVID-19 recovery package, and we are working to ensure libraries of all types are included. Today, we need your voice to get the library message to Congress. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter in the Senate calling for $2 billion … Continue reading ALA Advocacy Alert – COVID Funding
National Library Week starts tomorrow! This year's theme is "Find the library at your place". Be sure to promote #NationalLibraryWeek on social media and talk about what your library is doing to bring the library to folks where they are. So many libraries have gone above and beyond to make sure they are still offering … Continue reading National Library Week
Congress has started working on a new relief package and libraries could be included. A Dear Colleague letter is circulating calling for $2 billion in emergency recovery funding for libraries through IMLS. The funding would then be available to the states through LSTA grants. Email or tweet your congressmenbers and urge them to sign this … Continue reading Advocacy Alert-New COVID-19 Bill
We all let Congress know that libraries are indispensible in caring for their communities during disasters and we met our goal of being included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Many thanks to those of you who took valuable time to contact your officials and bring awareness of librarians' efforts during … Continue reading COVID-19 Relief Package Includes Funding for Libraries!
In light of the current crisis, we are allowing more time for students to get their entries in. Our intial deadline of the 15th has been expanded to March 31st, 2020 and we will go from there. Everything is up in the air right now, but we WILL be going to Washington when this crisis … Continue reading Student Library Ambassador Contest Deadline Extended to 3/31/2020
Today Chance Lambeth, District Director for Congressman David Rouzer (District 7), visited Northeast Library in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Lambeth took a tour of the library, given by Student Ambassador, Noah Nunez. Mr. Nunez showed Mr. Lambeth around, pointing out the library's new Makerspace, the meeting rooms, computer lab, and teen space. Supervising Librarian, Leigh Thomas, … Continue reading Library Visit from Chance Lambeth, Congressman Rouzer’s District Director
On Friday, March 6th, Members of the NCLA Advocacy and Legislative Committee presented at the North Carolina Community College Library Association's annual conference in Smithfield, NC. The topic was Community College Libraries, Librarians, and Student Success. We reviewed a study done in 2015 about the ways community college libraries and their librarians affect student success. … Continue reading NCLA NCCCLA Conference Presentation
On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020, U.S. Representative Ted Budd, who represents North Carolina's 13th District, visited Hight Point Public Library on Main Street in High Point, N.C. Representative Budd met the library staff and was shown around by our Student Ambassadors for District 13, Joya Gray and Ishwa Dave. Representative Budd enjoyed the visit and … Continue reading Congressman Ted Budd Vists High Point Library
Harrison Ford continues to be awesome by speaking out for libraries in this new PSA that was just released. Ford's newest movie, Call of the Wild, which is based on the beloved book by Jack London, is scheduled for release on Feb. 21st, 2020. Thanks for your support, Harrison! We love you too. You can … Continue reading Harrison Ford Loves Libraries!