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The ALA Committee on Accreditation has announced accreditation actions taken at the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Continued accreditation status was granted to LIS programs at the Pratt Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Syracuse University....Read more
Ilovelibraries.org is ALA's new Web site for the general public, a place where those outside of the library community learn more about the excitement and vitality of today's libraries, and in the process become active advocates for improving libraries of all types.
The next 36 to 48 hours is critical to get millions, maybe billions, of dollars for libraries in the stimulus package. We need every single library supporter to start sending messages and calling congressional offices so that we can keep important library provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As you all know, libraries are a key source of free Internet access to look for jobs and so much more. Our libraries provide essential services that stimulate our local economies, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides crucial funding for libraries to
National Library Legislative Day 2009 is quickly approaching and will be held on Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12, at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. With a new administration and a new political climate in both the House and the Senate, this is a very critical and exciting time for us to get our message out to Congress.