Teachers and administrators are sometimes overwhelmed with the task of considering students' privacy. As technologists and privacy specialists, school librarians are uniquely positioned to help.

A School Librarian Caught In The Middle of Student Privacy Extremes

The Libraries Respond page for Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers has been updated with information about responding to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Libraries Respond: Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers

Public Library Association (PLA) President Felton Thomas and Pima County Public Library Interim Director Amber Mathewson at this morning's press conference to announce our new partnership with Cox Communications to help bridge the digital divide.
Read the press release: [ Ala.org Link ]
ALA strongly protests rollback of protections for our nation’s transgender students.

ALA Protests Rollback of Transgender Protections | American Libraries Magazine

We've compiled some of our favorite resources to help libraries fight fake news. If you have others, please share in the comments. #programminglibrarian

Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up

Now available for free viewing on #programminglibrarian. Please view and share widely!

And a huge thanks to Dr. Nicole Cooke at the University of Illinois iSchool for sharing this important information with us.

Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy

Did you know, in 2014, at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the ALA Council passed a resolution Reaffirming Support for National Open Internet Policies and Network Neutrality? And in 2006—over a decade ago!—our first resolution Affirming Network Neutrality was approved. Read more here: [ Districtdispatch.org Link ]
Did you know the NYPL The New York Public Library has an online archive with 45,000 transcribed menus?

These historical menus show how drastically the way we eat has changed

Much like Belle from Beauty and the Beast , Emma Watson has lots of great book recommendations.

Every Book Emma Watson Has Ever Recommended

The New Yorker recently sat down with previous ALA president and current Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden.

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

Wondering where political buttons go after the campaigns are over? To Busy Beaver Button Co.'s Button Museum. Read how Christy Karpinski archives and organizes the collection of 9,000 pieces.
How long has the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum been active? There are how many political cartoons in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum? Check out some stats in American Libraries Magazine's November 2016 article.

By the Numbers: Presidential Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

ALA offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance Presidents' Day. Here's some history from the National Archives. Did you know that George Washington's Farewell Address has been read aloud in the Senate every year since1896?

George Washington's Birthday

Are your patrons still talking about the The LEGO Batman Movie? Book Riot put together some recommendations they would enjoy.

3 On A Comics Theme: Lego Batman Movie Readalikes

Has Reading Rainbow inspired your life?

How Reading Rainbow Inspired Me

Be a library advocate! Join us in D.C. this May for National Library Legislative Day 2017!

Registration opens for National Library Legislative Day 2017 - District...

Meet Lisa Lindle, Grassroots Communications Specialist, Office of Government Relations

What do you do at ALA?
I work with the Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC as the Grassroots Communications Specialist. Basically, I helped coordinate advocacy campaigns around federal legislation, plan National Library Legislative Day, and manage the social media needs of the office. I also...
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