Bright Idea: Improving diversity in libraries

Aaron Wolowiec

Hoping to introduce more diversity into library workforces, last year the Public Library Association kicked off its Inclusive Internship Initiative (III

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Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Tunney and Chicago Public Library Announce Renovation, Modernization of Merlo Branch Library

NonProfit University Blog

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon today announced the renovation and modernization of the approximately 15,000 square-foot Merlo Branch Library, located at 644 W.

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Private-Public Collaborative Group Advocates for Library Funding

Associations Now

Through the Corporate Committee for Library Investment, organizations and businesses are banding together to help protect and secure federal funding for America’s libraries. CCLI contends that libraries play an essential role in the U.S.

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NEW YORK | Brooke Astor collection heads to research room at library

NonProfit University Blog

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library is beginning construction on a new study and research room that will house 1,800 books and three portraits that philanthropist Brooke Astor willed to the library after her death at age 105 in 2007.

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New Program Awards Libraries With Gold Stars

Associations Now

By handing out bronze, silver, and gold stars, the Pennsylvania Library Association is recognizing libraries implementing an initiative to improve the state and its residents. The program began with a small pilot of 19 libraries last spring.

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A Library of Event Checklists

Association Navigator

Meetings & Conventions magazine has a great library of checklists that will help you in planning a wide range of events. The M&E library isn’t easy to find, but it includes 15 pages of lists including the following that I found very interesting: 1.

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U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

NonProfit University Blog

Pompeo will deliver remarks on “Supporting Iranian Voices” at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs in Simi Valley, California, at 6:00 p.m. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at STL.News.

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Best Benefit Ever: Reading Library

Associations Now

The post Best Benefit Ever: Reading Library appeared first on Associations Now The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has launched a new benefit that allows members to easily access continuing-education materials. What is it?

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Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

Associations Now

When people think of libraries, they think of books. Here’s how the American Library Association has helped enable that mission around the country. Doors of libraries are open for all—including the homeless. For many, libraries have become a refuge.

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Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

Associations Now

ALA is working with the tech giant to make resources available to librarians in an effort to make exploring code as easy for kids as exploring a book at the library. Libraries have always been important places to learn, especially for kids—and they’ve never been exclusively about books.

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Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas State Library And Archives Commission

NonProfit University Blog

to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for terms set to expire September 28, 2019 and September 28, 2021, respectively. Continue reading Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Texas State Library And Archives Commission at STL.News.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. | Better late than never: Library gets book 47 years overdue

NonProfit University Blog

AP) — A book nearly five decades overdue has been returned to the San Francisco Public Library. The library’s late fee would’ve been $1,731.70 Better late than never: Library gets book 47 years overdue at STL.News. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP)

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Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

Associations Now

As innovative maker spaces seem to be pushing out book stacks in school libraries, the American Association of School Librarians posits that there’s room for both—and that certified school librarians are the most qualified professionals to give students the best of both worlds.

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Is the Library’s Future Bookless?

Associations Now

Digital Inclusion The American Library Association recently launched a Digital Inclusion Survey to better understand the role libraries play in providing the public with access to technology. Over 5,000 libraries responded to the survey , for an 88 percent response rate.

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How the Little Free Library Became Hugely Influential

Associations Now

Seven years after the first tiny schoolhouse went up on a post, Little Free Libraries are everywhere. In an era where there’s always something new to read on a smartphone or laptop, the Little Free Library concept seems kind of antiquated.

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Planned Nonprofit Would Spread Obama Presidential Library’s Benefits

Associations Now

The Obama Center, planned for Chicago’s South Side, could have a positive impact on the surrounding community—and a coalition aims to create a nonprofit to ensure the neighborhood gets an economic boost from the presidential library.

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Library Groups Seek to Support FCC in Net Neutrality Case

Associations Now

A coalition of library organizations has stepped into the legal showdown between the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry over open internet rules. The groups warn that a ruling favoring broadband providers could harm library services.

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Library Association Partners With Sarah Jessica Parker on Online Book Club Platform

Associations Now

The American Library Association’s Book Club Central aims to centralize resources for book clubs, encourage reading, and highlight libraries’ role in their communities. It is a great honor and privilege to partner with the American Library Association and Book Club Central.

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American Library Association Embraces GLBT Book Month

Associations Now

For the first time, the American Library Association is offering its main stage to GLBT Book Month, a long-running event that highlights the best in literature that reflects the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender culture.

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Libraries like associations facing challenges of generational differences

SCD Group

A story about the “controversial” make-over at the New York Public Library caught my eye. As you read the story, you’ll see a “divide” between those wanting a traditional library and those wanting a “wired library.”.

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Scientific Society Opens Its Digital Library for Open Access Week

Associations Now

To promote the importance of open access, the Electrochemical Society is allowing everyone to access its digital library. The post Scientific Society Opens Its Digital Library for Open Access Week appeared first on Associations Now

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Association Study: Libraries Help Close the Digital Gap

Associations Now

Reporting on its first Digital Inclusion Survey, the American Library Association highlights how libraries are remaining relevant in the digital age—and how hard it is for them to keep up with technology’s quickening pace.

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Late-Fee Debate Puts Spotlight on Library Association Policies

Associations Now

The American Library Association supports eliminating overdue charges, calling them a “barrier to library services.” ” Meanwhile, its state counterpart in Wisconsin has endorsed legislation empowering libraries to use collection agencies to gather up unpaid late fees.

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American Library Association’s Ferguson Memorial Damaged

Associations Now

Over the weekend, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) planted a tree and placed a stone with it to honor the memory of Michael Brown, the teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson.

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Tech, Trade, and Library Groups Form Copyright Mega-Coalition

Associations Now

The Re:Create Coalition brings together various groups from the technology, trade, and library industries. A group of library, technology, and trade organizations have joined together to advocate for simpler and more transparent copyright laws.

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Tennessee Education Groups Create Digital Library for High Schoolers

Associations Now

With the development of a new digital library, Tennessee high school students will be switching from print textbooks to online learning materials this school year. The post Tennessee Education Groups Create Digital Library for High Schoolers appeared first on Associations Now

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Association Aims to Make Libraries Cooler to Teens

Associations Now

The Young Adult Library Services Association hopes to attract more teens to their local libraries with an approach deeply rooted in social media and digital content. There once was a time when libraries frowned upon people using their mobile devices there.

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Inked: Librarians Show Off Tattoos to Raise Library Awareness

Associations Now

The Rhode Island Library Association is getting people talking with its new 2014 calendar featuring librarians and their tats. Try challenging a stereotype like the Rhode Island Library Association, which recently released a calendar of tattooed librarians. “It

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Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG), City of Tukwila, King County Library System and Community Celebrate Opening of Tukwila Village

NonProfit University Blog

This festive and inclusive gathering marked the opening of Tukwila Village Phase 1, which brings two new state-of-the-art buildings encompassing 193 income qualified senior apartment homes to the region, a new library by the King County Library System, a community plaza and cafe.

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Libraries to Help Get Word Out About Health Exchanges

Associations Now

With the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges set to come online in a few months, the American Library Association is teaming up with the federal government to help provide information about them to the public. More details: Why libraries?

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Library Group Takes Aim at Adobe Over Privacy Issues

Associations Now

The American Library Association has been outspoken in criticizing the latest version of Adobe’s electronic reader software, which tracks the reading habits of its users—a major no-no in the library world.

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With Association Help, First President Finally Gets His Library

Associations Now

This new library will help us to maintain and advance George Washington’s timeless relevance in our fast-changing world. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, making it the only presidential library funded by private contributions.

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Association Survey Aims to Show Libraries’ Role in “Digital Inclusion”

Associations Now

The American Library Association is launching a new Digital Inclusion Survey to better demonstrate the role libraries play in providing public access to technology. I believe we all will be better equipped to make the case for libraries with data from this vital new study.”.

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Library Association Celebrates Diversity on Children’s Day

Associations Now

A division of the American Library Association is helping promote the importance of multicultural resources for kids in U.S. libraries to help mark Children’s Day/Book Day today. The post Library Association Celebrates Diversity on Children’s Day appeared first on Associations Now

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Religion, Gender Top Issues in Library Group’s List of Challenged Books

Associations Now

The release of the latest edition of the American Library Association’s Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books list coincides with political attention being paid to censorship. Usually, though, it’s all about the context—particularly at a given school or library.

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CHICAGO | Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from award

NonProfit University Blog

CHICAGO (AP) — A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a major children’s book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans. The Association for Library Service to Children’s board made the unanimous decision Saturday at a meeting in New Orleans.

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Religion, Gender Top Issues in Library Group’s List of Challenged Books

Associations Now

The release of the latest edition of the American Library Association’s Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books list coincides with political attention being paid to censorship. Usually, though, it’s all about the context—particularly at a given school or library.

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Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – August edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Heidi Letzmann, education and programs manager, American Association of Law Libraries. Q & A with Heidi Letzmann, education and programs manager, American Association of Law Libraries.

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CANTON, Ohio | Museum seeks to buy president’s life insurance application

NonProfit University Blog

CANTON, Ohio — The William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio has launched an online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president more than five years before his assassination.

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Executive Connections: FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum

Executive Connections

FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum. The Transborder Library Forum (FORO) began in 1989 at a local Arizona library conference where librarians from United States and Mexico recognized the need to create a network and events where they could meet and discuss issues of common interest while exchanging information and resources across borders. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum : Comments. Executive Connections.

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