American Library Association

American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members. Wikipedia

American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 62,000 members. Wikipedia

Jul 27, 11:15 AM

Are any of your K-12 patrons coding and creating apps in your library? The @CongressionalAppChallenge - a nationwide event that allows U.S. students in high school and below to create and exhibit their software applications - wants to hear from you! If your patrons have an app (or an idea for an app!) code and submit it for the chance to win prizes, meet your Member of Congress, have your work displayed in the US Capitol Building. All experience levels are welcome. Visit the website to learn more about the rules and how to enter. #HouseOfCode #CAC17 #readytocode

Jul 20, 3:54 PM

#TBT to June 24 at #alaac17 where #librarians, publishers, ALA Leaders and #readers alike gathered to witness a night of #literary history. #SaraParetsky, famed novelist and #Chicago local was the featured speaker of the ceremony and gave a powerful speech about #writing, fighting for Truth and the future of #literature. While accepting his award, #MatthewDesmond, author of #Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City said, The fight continues, and there is still a lot of work to do, but whatever way out of this mess, one thing is certain: this degree of inequality, this level of social suffering, this wreckage that Evicted tries to tell about, this cannot be us. He extended his deepest thanks to #libraries: Your quiet work extends far beyond the page. Desmond also gave a shout out to #DionGraham, award winning #audiobook narrator for Evicted; Graham was in the audience showing his support as well. #ColsonWhitehead, author of #TheUndergroundRailroad, thanked librarians for their continuous support, When I talk to booksellers, they tell me how hard it is to hand sell some of my #books because I do keep popping around. But theres this one group that doesnt seem to mind if I keep changing genres, and that''s you guys. : @astieve . . . #bookstagram #toberead #booklovers #goodreads #epicreads #fiction #nonfiction

Jul 19, 1:47 PM

Get ready for #LibraryCardSignUp Month with Teen Titans artwork for library cards courtesy of @DCComics. Link in profile!

Jul 11, 5:06 PM

Because libraries stand for equitable access to online information for all and in an #openinternet, the American Library Association is participating in the Day of Action tomorrow, July 12. Learn how you can help us stand up for #NetNeutrality via the link in our profile. #SavetheInternet #librariestransform

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