National Library Week starts in two weeks! Don't forget—your patrons can win $100 for sharing a little love for their librarians. Check out I Love Libraries' #ExpertInTheLibrary Promotion.

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Have you joined the Libraries Transform campaign? Sign up before April 9 to receive a special welcome package with badges, buttons and bookmarks (while supplies last). bit.ly/LT-TOOLKIT
Flashback Friday to National Library Week 2010 and this quote from Honorary Chair Neil Gaiman, which suddenly feels more timely than ever.
National Library Week 2017 is April 9-15. Librarians would still like a reliable source of funding. [ Ala.org Link ]
Have you contacted your Representative and asked them to sign the LSTA and IAL "Dear Appropriator" letters yet? The deadline for Members of Congress to sign on is April 3rd, so don't wait!

House library champions release FY18 "Dear Appropriator" letters -...

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Already called your Representative about the "Dear Appropriator" letters and #SaveIMLS? There are still things you can do! Shawnda Hines, Press Officer for the ALA Washington Office, has some tips for writing a letter to the editor and amplifying your message.

After calling Congress, write a letter to the editor - District Dispatch

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The Library of Congress will be hosting a series celebrating disco music and it includes a disco(!) party with Gloria Gaynor. Other events will feature Tim Gunn, Robin Roberts and more.

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Are your patrons raving about Beauty and the Beast? Here are some suggestions to continue the magic.

11 Books Like 'Beauty And The Beast' To Read After Watching The Movie,...

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It's go time, advocates: call your Rep. and ask them to sign on to the LSTA/IAL Dear Appropriator letters #SaveIMLS

House library champions release FY18 "Dear Appropriator" letters -...

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Early bird registration for ALA Annual Conference ends tomorrow, Mar 22 at noon CT. Register today to save! [ Alaannual.org Link ]
Thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 216 scholarships were given through ALA's Spectrum Scholarship Program to increase diversity in the LIS profession #saveIMLS #alaspectrum
Help us #SaveIMLS - share your IMLS stories! Check out this post by #ALAWO's information manager Emily Wagner to learn more. [ Districtdispatch.org Link ]
ALA Member Laura-Edythe Coleman says it best!
"I want to stand professionally with those who preserve and promote access to the information of humanity."

See what others have to say about ALA: [ Ala.org Link ]
Information doesn't change people's minds, stories do. Watch the full video from OIF Director Jamie LaRue and get the details about our National Library Week 2017 Video Challenge at: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Help save funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services! Add this frame to your profile picture and contact your members of Congress. Talking points are available at our Legislative Action Center: [ Cqrcengage.com Link ]
Is ALA’s Leadership Institute right for you? The application deadline for the 2017 program is April 13.

Leading to the Future | American Libraries Magazine

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Equip yourself to be a leader. Less than a month left to apply for the 2017 ALA Leadership Institute, August 7-10 in St. Charles, IL.

Applications due April 13 for 2017 ALA Leadership Institute

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ALA elections are open through Wednesday, April 5, 11:59 p.m. CT. Don't forget to vote!