Category Archives: Advocacy

AFSCME | The Library: Our Forgotten Pleasure

by Michael Bookman  |  February 20, 2014 Imagine a building with hundreds upon thousands of books, row after row of desks for work and study, and computers linked to dependable, high-speed internet connecting rural and urban communities across the world. Imagine if … Continue reading

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The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch 3/2/14 1 PM

The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Join biographer David Nasaw in this Kahn Humanities Lecture as he shares the story of how Andrew Carnegie amassed his fortune and why he committed so much of it to building almost 2,000 public libraries … Continue reading

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Why libraries deserve to be hip – Salon.com

Mary Elizabeth Williams (Credit: track5 via iStock) This afternoon, I’m picking up my younger daughter from school and I’m taking her someplace special. It’s a place she and I can look at works by local artists, where we can read … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues.

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Libraries Expand Support for World Book Night

By Michelle Lee on February 10, 2014 Library participation in World Book Night US is increasing, with libraries hosting launch events around the country for the fourth iteration of the annual April 23 event, which encourages public reading by distributing … Continue reading

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Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact Your Elected Representatives NOW Restore Library Aid Funding in the FY14-15 Budget State library aid is now at 1997 levels, and $20M less than state Education Law mandates. Libraries are a core piece of our state’s educational system, yet … Continue reading

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The User Is (Still) Not Broken There are disruptions everywhere—formats, distribution, and technology—but the one constant that gets forgotten is people By Bryan Kenney | Jan 27, 2014

Back in 2006, Karen Schneider, now university librarian at Oakland, Calif.’s Holy Names University, published “The User Is Not Broken: A Meme Masquerading as a Manifesto” on her blog, the Free Range Librarian. The post, as radical as it was … Continue reading

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