American Library Association

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Name: American Library Association
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Essay: Observe freedom to read

Ove Overmyer (Photo:Submitted)“Information is the currency of democracy,” Thomas Jefferson once said. In that spirit, authors, readers and book lovers everywhere are once again highlighting the need for citizens to not take their democratic freedom to ... [Published Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 11 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Booklist chosen again for 2014 National Reading Group Month and Great Group Reads

CHICAGO  —  Booklist , the American Library Association’s premier review source for public libraries and schools, has been selected again as a sponsoring partner for the Women’s National Book Association’s October National Reading Group Month (NRGM), ... [Published ALA - 4 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Obituary: J. (Joan) California Cooper

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes :A prolific author of plays, novels and short stories, J. (Joan) California Cooper passed away Saturday, June 20, in Seattle, where she lived with her daughter Paris Williams since 2013.  Ms. Cooper was ... [Published Seattle Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Banks and Ford named 2014-2015 co-chairs of planned giving campaign

CHICAGO — Coming on board to lead the next phase of the 15 x 15 planned giving campaign are new co-chairs Robert Banks and Barbara Ford. In June 2012, ALA launched an ambitious campaign to raise $15 million in future support to the Association by Dec. ... [Published ALA - 8 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

It’s Banned Books Week: Here are 5 Classic Books to Celebrate With

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume. Each of the above is, for most people, safely ... [Published TIME.com - 11 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Frequently Banned

Michael Emberley's illustrations, like this one showing an egg traveling through a fallopian tube, make sexual health information accessible to an elementary and middle school audience. But elements of the art, including naked bodies, make some parents ... [Published WKAR - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Helen Hall promotes Library Card Sign-up Month on Facebook

H elen Hall Library has begun a social media campaign promoting Library Card Sign-up Month.This is described by the American Library Association as “a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. ... [Published Galveston County Daily News - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrating ‘FREADOM’

One corner of Bluebird Books is marked off like a crime scene. Sprawled on the floor is the outline of a body, filled in with a collage of pictures of the covers of books that have been banned.It’s the American Library Association’s annual Banned Book ... [Published Hutchinson News - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

ALA Awards 2014 Diversity Research Grants

CHICAGO  —  The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity has announced the recipients of the Diversity Research Grants for 2014.The grants consist of a one-time $2,500 award for original research.  Recipients will conduct their research over ... [Published ALA - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Re: Burn before reading

The week of Sept. 21-27 is Banned Books Week — the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was established in 1982 in response to an increase in the number of books being challenged in schools, libraries ... [Published Mountaineer Publishing Company - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Library system recognized nationally for cost-effective innovations

The Cumberland County Library System’s pro-active approach toward addressing shrinking budgets by evaluating traditional library services and adopting innovative, cost-effective strategies is featured in a new book, “Letting Go of Legacy Services: Library ... [Published The Shippensburg News-Chronicle - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

ALA, CDT seek stronger network neutrality protections than “commercially reasonable”

Source: American Library AssociationCoverage Type: press releaseLocation:Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United StatesThe American Library Association and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) ... [Published Benton Foundation - Sep 16 2014]

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CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a thought-provoking Institute at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting. "Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose" will be presented by Valerie J Gross, president and CEO, Howard County Md.) Public Library from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p m. on Jan. 30, 2015
...Rob bring tremendous experience to the campaign as well as a strong commitment to our professional community," said ALA President Courtney Young. "There are unprecedented opportunities ahead for the Association, as a leading national institution and around the globe. They will do a great job engaging people in our mission to create more future opportunities for individuals and programs. I look forward to working with both of them over the next year."
"If a book is in a special section of the library, maybe the kids who need it the most are not going to get it."
..." In Kim’s own words, "This is a rare opportunity for the community at large to learn directly from the deaf about the deaf." In recognition of Deaf Awareness Week, Sept...

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Judy Blume's fight against censorship [Published Charlotte Parent - 4 hours ago]
LLAMA webinar provides tips for managing librar... [Published ALA - 4 hours ago]
PLA Midwinter Institute features Valerie J. Gro... [Published ALA - 4 hours ago]
Booklist chosen again for 2014 National Reading... [Published ALA - 4 hours ago]
Applications for ALA Trustee Citation due Jan. 15 [Published ALA - 4 hours ago]
Obituary: J. (Joan) California Cooper [Published Seattle Times - 7 hours ago]
Banks and Ford named 2014-2015 co-chairs of pla... [Published ALA - 8 hours ago]
It’s Banned Books Week: Here are 5 Classic Book... [Published TIME.com - 11 hours ago]
It’s Banned Books Week: Here are 5 Classic Book... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - 11 hours ago]
Essay: Observe freedom to read [Published Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 11 hours ago]
It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Fre... [Published WKAR - 16 hours ago]
This Week: Small animals on exhibit at small zoo [Published Sacramento Bee - 22 hours ago]
Freedom to read [Published Vail Daily - Sep 22 2014]
It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Fre... [Published NPR - Sep 21 2014]
It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Fre... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 21 2014]
Helen Hall promotes Library Card Sign-up Month ... [Published Galveston County Daily News - Sep 21 2014]
Week shines light on efforts to restrict reading [Published Lubbock Online - Sep 21 2014]
Celebrating ‘FREADOM’ [Published Hutchinson News - Sep 21 2014]
Five classics that have been banned [Published Hutchinson News - Sep 21 2014]
Around Town: Lawyers, judges, reprobates and mo... [Published Oneida Daily Dispatch - Sep 20 2014]
Celebrating the Freedom to Read at El Cerrito L... [Published PRWeb - Sep 20 2014]
USA FREEDOM Act Would Curtail Government Survei... [Published NRA-ILA - Sep 20 2014]
Leavenworth Public Library: Where September siz... [Published Leavenworth Times - Sep 20 2014]
ALA Awards 2014 Diversity Research Grants [Published ALA - Sep 19 2014]
Carterette Professional Development Grant avail... [Published ALA - Sep 19 2014]
ALCTS offers new cataloging Web course [Published ALA - Sep 19 2014]
Further E-rate Reform Comments Filed9/19/2014 [Published Funds for Learning - Sep 19 2014]
Re: Burn before reading [Published Mountaineer Publishing Company - Sep 19 2014]
Bookselling Roundup: September 19, 2014 [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Sep 19 2014]
Library system recognized nationally for cost-e... [Published The Shippensburg News-Chronicle - Sep 19 2014]
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It’s Banned Books Week: Here are 5 Classic Book... [Published TIME.com - 11 hours ago]
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume. Each of the above is, for most people, safely ...
It’s Banned Books Week: Here are 5 Classic Book... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - 11 hours ago]
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume. Each of the above is, for most people, safely ...
PROJECT CENSORED is a proud sponsor of Banned B... [Published Project Censored - Sep 19 2014]
Affirm the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014 CHICAGO — It may surprise some to find out there are hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States. It may be even more astounding for them to hear ...
Illinois Conservative Activist: Children Should... [Published Think Progress - Sep 05 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock/Thinglass The Illinois Family Institute (IFI) has a storied history of making extremely anti-LGBT comments, earning it a designation as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. In a new blog post by IFI’s Laurie ...
Dollar General Literacy Foundation renews commi... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Sep 04 2014]
CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With assistance of a $327,512 grant awarded from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the American Library Association, libraries are now eligible to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 ...
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Age of Learning Makes ABCmouse.com Free for Lib... [Published Financial Services - Jun 26 2014]
American Library Association announces 2014 you... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 27 2014]
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