ALA wants to train a new generation of political advocates for libraries. The initiative, called Policy Corps, is being led by ALA President Jim Neal. Policy Corps aims to reinvigorate ALA’s library advocacy efforts by training a cohort of library workers on various policy issues and engagement strategies. The 2017–2018 pilot program will include a two- to three-day workshop in Washington, D.C., in early March and will include an overview of issues, engaging key decision makers, and navigating the legislative process. ALA is accepting applications through November 3 for about a dozen spots in the program.
AL: The Scoop, Oct. 13