Joining a round table is a great way to become involved in ALA. As you can see below, there are 17 round tables to become involved in. Most have publications and present programs during ALA Annual Conferences, so round tables are effective vehicles through which to express yourself. They also are a means for you to affect ALA policy, not only by helping to write policy, but also by having a voice on ALA Council.
Helen Snowden is currently a librarian with the Children’s Department at the Gloucester Township Branch of the Camden County Library System.As a recent graduate from Drexel University MLIS Program and a 2007 Spectrum Scholar recipient, librarianship is a career change for Mrs. Snowden.After a number of years in marketing she decided to pursue a passion that encompasses many of her talents.
What made you choose your field of focus, and when did you decide?
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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