Free Online Library Advocacy Course

University of Toronto Offers a Free Online Library Advocacy Course The following is a description from the course’s website: Learn how to be a powerful advocate for the values and future of libraries and librarianship. Be informed, strategic, courageous, passionate, and unshushed! About this Course How can we strengthen libraries and librarians in the advancement […]

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Important State Budget Info – Cuts to Libraries

The following is a message submitted to NYLINE. New York’s Libraries Information Network [NYLINE@listserv.nysed.gov]; on behalf of; Jeremy Johannesen [director@NYLA.ORG] NYLINE@listserv.nysed.gov [NYLINE] Cuomo Cuts $4M from Library Aid This message is to provide you with an update on Library Aid in the Governor’s 2014-15 Executive Budget. Governor Cuomo has proposed $81.6M in Library Aid, which […]

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2014: Library Advocacy Day Moves to New Day

February has been the traditional month for library trustees and library supporters to gather in Albany with our elected representatives. New in 2014, Library Advocacy Day will be held on Thursday, February 27th. The change to Thursday from the traditional Tuesday may allow a better focus to be put on libraries and library issues if […]

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Street Fair Attendees “Like” Their Library Using iPads

North Merrick, Long Island, New York The North Merrick Public Library took to the streets on the last weekend of September 2013, at the local Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Fall Festival” street fair. At the fair, the Library made many new “fans” — on Facebook! Librarians armed with iPads, using a wi-fi connection, asked fair-goers […]

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