AASL President Carl Harvey discusses the petition before the Obama administration to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program by providing dedicated funding as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The petition, located at wh.gov/Wgd, may be signed by anyone 13 and older, making it an active example of the First Amendment right to petition the United States government.
See Monday’s edition of ALA Cognotes filled with Youth Media Awards, John Green, Empowering Voices day 2, LITA Top Tech Trends panel, RUSA’s Notable Books, and of course photos from around alamw12 and more.
It was another jam-packed day here in Dallas and Twitter was abuzz with libraryland tweets. ALA Council, planning for a Code Year interest group for LITA, discussions about RDA, RUSA’s Notables lists were announced, LITA’s Top Tech Trends, and some profound ideas expressed from both attendees and speakers.
See Sunday’s edition of ALA Cognotes. Spot yourself and friends in photos from alamw12 and the Fun Run, read about Empowering Libraries: Transforming Communities (day one), a panel discussion of Occupy Wall Street librarians, plus previews of Richard Harwood’s keynote at the President’s Program and many other meetings.
On Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, David Lankes, who recently authored The Atlas of New Librarianship, led small groups in innovative and interactive conversations about harnessing the evolving role of libraries, and strengthening the librarian’s voice to help shape community perception.