Haiti still needs relief from the loss of life and other damages caused by the massive earthquake on January 12, 2010. ALA Student Chapters can raise funds a number of ways to rebuild libraries and other cultural institutions critical for Haitian recovery.
ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels annnounced that ALA has officially launched ALA Online Learning, a new section of the ALA website showcasing all web-based professional development opportunities across the Association.
ALA is planning a web redevelopment in the next year. To ensure that the changes to the website satisfy members’ needs, ALA stakeholders should tell us what changes they want in this survey: Just how Web 2.0 should ALA go?
ALA Chapters: Frequently Asked Questions is an FAQ that helps explain not only what the ALA Student Chapters are (including how to start one!), but also how the ALA and ALA Chapters partnership works. The FAQ also shows ways to get involved in ALA Chapters and provides easy access to ALA resources.
“The responsible management of traditional cultural expressions—in which the principle of open access to information is balanced with a respect for the rights of indigenous and traditional communities—is an important issue for the American Library Association and for libraries,” said ALA President Camila Alire.