Internet Archive Launches Program for Local Libraries

Associations Now

With financial support from a federal agency, the Internet Archive is launching a program for libraries around the country to archive community websites in much the same way the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine does.

Private-Public Collaborative Group Advocates for Library Funding

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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.

Best Benefit Ever: Reading Library

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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?

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.

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.

Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

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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.

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.

With Association Help, First President Finally Gets His Library

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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.

Library Group Aims to Reeducate Public on Its Profession

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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.

Library Group Takes Aim at Adobe Over Privacy Issues

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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.

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.

Inked: Librarians Show Off Tattoos to Raise Library Awareness

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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

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.

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.

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

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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.

How the Little Free Library Became Hugely Influential

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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.

Library Association Celebrates Diversity on Children’s Day

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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

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.”.

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.”.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – August edition

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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.

Ethics… Not Again

NonProfit University Blog

Early in 2014, a series of articles revealed some eyebrow raising activities on the part of the CEO of the Queens Borough Public Library and other senior executives at the library. Excuse me; why does the CEO of a public library need a private bath and shower in the first place.). They found more: the CEO worked as a consultant for another city agency all on library time, failed to disclose his connections to several other businesses, and more.

Association Aims to Make Libraries Cooler to Teens

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

#ASAE17 session: Choose your own adventure.

YourMembership Blog

While many of my friends and coworkers spent childhood days on the field engaging in some sort of team sport, it will come as a shock to absolutely no one that my days were spent in the school library. At every available moment, I would sneak into the stacks, thumb through the collection of books, The post #ASAE17 session: Choose your own adventure. appeared first on YourMembership. Industry News & Trends ASAE

American Library Association Embraces GLBT Book Month

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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.

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.

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?

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.

Higher Logic Acquires Kavi: Powerful Collaboration for Thriving Communities

Higher Logic

It includes capabilities such as versioning, voting and ballots, and library resources that fit seamlessly in the community ecosystem. 2017 is shaping up to be our best year yet!

Build a Bridge to Maximize the Community Experience With Social Learning

Higher Logic

An organization’s learning program can take many different shapes – formal curriculum based learning, live online or in-person events, and informal knowledge sharing, like discussions and library entries. If we build it, members will come, right?

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I love decks related to libraries. Content strategy workshop for LACONI, an association of 150 Chicago-area libraries, given September 20, 2013. Content strategy for library websites from Content Company. I feel like they are totally relevant to associations.

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.

This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16


Communications Director , Urban Libraries Council – Urban Libraries Council (ULC) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and results-oriented senior-level communications leader to guide and implement strategic communications and outreach efforts.

The Who, What, and Why of Capital Campaigns

Wild Apricot Blog

Whether you’re a university fundraising for a new library or a nonprofit with a big, mission-fulfilling task on the horizon, you should consider a capital campaign. sponsorship Fundraising capital-campaign

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

The theory is that people who do not see value in paying for an individual chunk of CE will see value in paying for access to a large library of online CE – like the Spotify model of online education.

Attention all business book enthusiasts!

SocialFish has included When Millennials Take Over to their library. You’ll get access to every audio and video summary in their library, present, past and future… and they release a new book summary every single day! Do you love to read? I do!

Flavor-Extract Makers Highlight Safe Ingredients With Database

Associations Now

FEMA, which represents those who produce, supply, and use artificial flavorings, has launched the online Flavor Ingredient Library to inform anyone curious about the safety of flavor substances in food.

It’s Debatable: Adding Elements of Debate to Conferences

Associations Now

For example, the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference featured the Preservation Showdown , which put this statement up for debate: “Preserving unique digital content should be managed by the library technology unit, not the preservation department.”