Library News Rodeo May 2, 2019
CILIP, the UK’s library, and information association and our companion organization, and the EveryLibrary Institute have announced an innovative new partnership to help librarians and information professionals across England build political support and improve future funding for libraries.
The new partnership will harness the skills and networks of both organizations to transform the ability of public libraries to engage and demonstrate public support.
Save IMLS - Week 6
Americans from all walks of life know that libraries, museums, and archives matter. It was amazing to watch the House of Representatives vote to reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act last December. Unfortunately, the president’s FY2020 budget has forgotten that bipartisan bill and is calling for the complete elimination of IMLS. Thousands of people like you who have stepped up over the last 2 years to talk to your Representatives and Senators about federal funding for libraries and museums. Please take a moment to remind Congress of your personal belief that these cuts should not stand.
Florida libraries serve every resident, but state aid has been cut year after year. Now is the time to start to fix these funding problems. As the state’s largest association for public and academic librarians, our partners at the Florida Library Association know what’s needed. Sign the 2019 Virtual Library Day petition to send an email to your members of the state House and Senate about libraries today.
Iowa libraries serve almost every town and community member across the state. Librarians provide vital services that don’t exist anywhere else. Because of our amazing network of libraries, Iowans can access the Internet, find early childhood educational programs and homework help, and take advantage of resources for job searches, career development, and personal enrichment.
The General Assembly needs to hear how important you think these services are - and how libraries and librarians matter to you. Please join the Iowa Library Association in asking your state senators and representatives to increase state aid and help support every library in Iowa.
We’re excited to bring you another fun fundraiser during the American Library Association Conference in Washington DC. Built on the success of the sell-out fundraiser at ALA in New Orleans and the fun we had throwing axes in Philadelphia during PLA, we are planning another sell-out event with a lot of fun activities, free drinks, light snacks, and networking opportunities for attendees as well as special guests!
Why is it so important to get people to sign up for library cards? How do you do it if you’re a small library with limited resources or a large library system that’s already tried everything? Join EveryLibrary and LibraryAware for an interactive, practical, and actionable webinar about new and innovative ways to reach non-users. In this free webinar, you’ll learn about ways you can use marketing and awareness-building resources—along with the most effective techniques from political or issue campaigns—to make this year’s (and every year’s) Library Card Sign-up Month interactive, engaging, and successful. Please RSVP.
Coalitions are at the heart of every library funding success story. Too often, library leaders are isolated from other parts of the community and may not know how to start or join a coalition. Learn how to break through those barriers by being neighborly and build the coalition you need for library funding. This session will help you identify the organizations, agencies and stakeholder groups to align with, as well as how to frame the conversation with “important” individuals about the library in a new, high-impact way.
Coalitions are at the heart of each of our library funding success stories. We are partnering with the Tampa Bay Library Consortium on a webinar that will help you identify the organizations, agencies, and stakeholder groups you need to become aligned with, and learn how to frame the conversation with “important” individuals about the library in a new, high-impact way.
Neat Stuff Libraries and Librarians Do
Libraries have existed for centuries but now there’s question about the necessity of libraries in a digital age.
Some would say we have the same information as libraries at our fingertips but for those in the business, they feel that’s more fiction than fact.
With well over 500,000 visits a year, The Calcasieu Parish Public Library has played a major role in the overall living experience for many Lake Area residents. These vast learning institutions offer way more than just books.
Colleen is raising money for the Providence Community Library, a nonprofit organization, which assumed management of Providence’s nine neighborhood libraries in 2009. The PCL serves as the largest library system in the state.
Called “The Shop,” the free makerspace comes equipped with wood working tools, soldering irons, circuit parts and Raspberry Pi for coding projects, Wacom tablets and pens, 3D printers, Cameo cutters, sewing machines, tools for sewing, among other tools.