Libraries urged to participate in national study of Internet use in libraries

October 16, 2007

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is encouraging public libraries to participate in the 2007-2008 Public Library Funding and Technology Access online survey. The survey provides an important opportunity for libraries to share information on computer and Internet resources and infrastructure, as well as funding, technology training and other uses of public libraries, such as providing public access technology centers in their communities. The current year’s online survey, available at, will be available through Nov. 25,  2007.
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Deadline extended for National Library Week Grant

U.S. libraries of all types encouraged to apply for $5,000 to support
National Library Week activities

(CHICAGO) The deadline for the Scholastic Library Publishing National
Library Week grant has been extended to Monday, October 15, 2007.

U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for a $5,000 grant that
will be awarded to the best public awareness campaign that promotes the
theme “Join the circle of knowledge @ your library” during National
Library Week (April 13-19, 2008). Application forms and guidelines are
available on The Campaign for America’s Libraries Web site more

Next Generation Library Catalogs

Come and hear more about the “next generation” of library catalogs from some folks on the front lines.

This free program is sponsored by the Five College Library Directors, with support from Simmons College G.S.L.I.S. West.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
1:00 – 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Campus Center Auditorium

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VLA Partners with Ken Burns WWII Project

Ken Burns’ epic new series The War is accompanied by an unprecedented national community engagement campaign to collect and preserve the stories of WWII veterans and their families.  VLA has become a partner in this initiative, which involves Read more