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The holiday gift giving season is upon us and we have some exciting news! An anonymous donor is matching gifts made to the ALA Annual Fund as of Nov. 1, 2017. Donations are tax-deductible and gifts from an individual donor, up to $1,000, are eligible. The match caps at $10,000 total per ALA unit, and $100,000 overall.

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A follow-up report on damage to libraries from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma via American Libraries Magazine.

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The 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are out! Committee Chair Victoria Caplinger announces the finalists.

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Good news! IFLA has extended the deadline of the Global Vision online voting until Monday 16 October.

This is the last chance to vote and influence the global conversation about shaping the future of the united library field.

Go vote!

After a bit of a glitch with an internal network switch this morning everything back to working order. We apologize for any trouble you might have run into with the phone lines or website.

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Kristin Pekoll of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom speaks about her experience with a book challenge in West Bend, WI.

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“We extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico,” said ALA President Jim Neal. “We encourage our members to consider donating to the ALA Disaster Relief Fund to help support recovery and rebuilding of libraries affected by both natural disasters as well as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.”

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