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Nearly 9,000 advocates have raised a library voice in favor of net neutrality over the past week, adding significantly to the outcry over the FCC’s draconian draft order rescinding 2015 protections. According to our action center dashboard, 27,319 emails have been sent and, thanks to you, every member of Congress...

State Librarian Ann Joslin provided some tips for sharing library information with legislators and other stakeholders in this week’s American Libraries blog.   I like the wrap-up message, in particular: “Advocacy, engagement, outreach, public relations, and good, old-fashioned schmoozing are all components of disseminating the library message to the appropriate...

Have an interesting project in mind but need funding?  Consider applying for a National Leadership or Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant from IMLS!   -The National Leadership Grant program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate results such as new tools,...

We’ve sweetened the pot to encourage Idaho public library staff to apply for the final year of the EatPlayGrow™ program. Your library can receive up to $500 to support health programming efforts aimed at preschoolers and their parents. Applications for this micro-grant program are open now through January 10, 2018....

Check out Jennifer Hill on the cover of American Libraries! How cool is it that one of Idaho's librarians made it as a Jeopardy contestant?! You can read the issue here.