On September 24th, the Institute for Museum and Library Services announced that $13.8 million in funding from the CARES Act would be available for COVID relief for libraries and museums in the U.S. to "support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The funded projects were selected from 1,701 applications … Continue reading $13.8 Million in IMLS Funding Awarded Through CARES Act
This weekend, the important topic of school library advocacy will be featured at the North Carolina School Library Media Association virtual conference. In this session, Dr. Anthony Chow, Associate Professor at UNCG and co-chair of NC Library Advocacy & Legislation Committee, and Dawn Haney, a 16 year veteran teacher of NC schools and has recently … Continue reading School Library Advocacy a Featured Topic at NCSLMA Conference, September 2020
Are you a member of the North Carolina Library Association? Sign this petition to make the Legislative and Advocacy ad hoc committee into a formal NCLA Section. This will secure attention to the critical role advocacy and legislation plays in the future prosperity of our field across all types of libraries.
This may be our final chance to see libraries included in COVID-19 recovery legislation - Representative Andy Levinand Senator Jack Reed’s Library Stabilization Fund Act would provide $2 billion in critical funding to support libraries across the country. Take action to keep #LibrariesStrong and urge Congress to support this bill here.
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