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Learn about emerging trends around technology capacity, resources for patrons, infrastructure, digital literacy, and staffing in U.S. public libraries in the newly released 2023 Public Library Technology Survey report.

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Book Résumés help librarians, parents, and community members defend books from censorship. They detail each title’s significance and educational value and are easy to share with administrators, review committees, and elected officials.

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Every year, ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools.

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Your front line reports help ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom to stay on top of trends and supply library workers with resources to combat censorship. You can also help get the word out and encourage reporting of book censorship.

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Celebrate Your Friends Group Oct. 20-26, 2024, during the 19th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!

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Welcome to 港澳台图库eLearning, the leading global content provider of courses, webinars, and customized eLearning content for library and information workers in all types of libraries and related organizations. Designed to meet your evolving learning needs, 港澳台图库eLearning brings together content from every office and division of 港澳台图库in one place. New events are added all the time; search and browse for fee-based eCourses and webinars as well as free events. Come learn with 港澳台图库and its divisions and offices!

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Law and the Right to Read: What Your Trustees Need to Know

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Trustees will learn the basics of intellectual freedom related to their role, and how First Amendment rights are related to policies and access in our public- and public-school libraries.

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Creating a social media post or poster is now easier than ever with Canva, but what if you're not sure where to start?

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This series will provide current or future managers and directors the foundation they need to excel in their new role.

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