Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March 2, NEA's Read Across America Day!

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

NEA’s Read Across America Day, NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ask the Advocate: Find What You Need to Make the Case Webinar 2/29

Received this information from the Florida Library Association's Listserv.
“Ask the Advocate” webinar provides opportunity to talk to ALA experts and learn about ALA advocacy resources CHICAGO –“Ask the Advocate: Find What You Need to Make the Case” will be the topic of a free webinar on Wednesday, February 29, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn who resources are available to help make the case for libraries. Patricia Tumulty, Chair, ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA), and Marci Merola, Director, ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) will take questions from attendees during this open forum style webinar and share their expertise on successful advocacy efforts. They will highlight ALA’s Advocacy University, which provides information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level. Registration is mandatory. Visit https://ala.ilinc.com/register/bfhjyyt to sign up today.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Library Lovers' Month (Feb)

Almost forgot to post this.
Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thank You FLA and Library Day Supporters

Thank you to the Florida Library Association (FLA) for organizing Library Day at the Capitol yesterday, and keeping all of us informed on funding levels for State Aid to Libraries ($21.3 Million currently allocated in the House) and the Multitype Library Cooperatives (MLCs) - ($1.2 Million currently allocated in the House.) Let's all hope the Senate will match this early in the Legislative process.
Libraries change lives, all of us that work/volunteer/advocate for library see this impact every day in the people that we meet and interact with. It was great to see the many people that showed up yesterday at the Capitol wearing the " I Support Libraries" buttons that FLA gave out. I hope at the end of the session to have people join me at the Capitol in holding Thank You Signs for our Represenatives.

Thank You Luly Castro

Thank you Luly Castro, Director of the Southwest Florida Library Network for allowing myself and my group of library advocates to attend so many of the appointments that you and your group of advocates worked so hard in arranging. Our unified message of the importance of the Multitype Library Cooperatives (MLCs) and libraries working together to serve the citizens of Florida was excellent.