Looking Ahead, Planning for Reopening Webinar

Friday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. central (2:00 pm Eastern)

Even as many are working overtime to provide remote and adapted services to their communities, librarians, library staff and boards are planning for reopening when it becomes safe to do so. There are many considerations, from patron and staff safety to dealing with materials, equipment, and space; from bringing staff onsite to restarting programs. Has your state established a task force or working group to launch the planning process? Join a conversation with colleagues from states across the country, share information, ask questions, hear what resources are available and let ALA know what help you need. Please register here.

This conversation is being convened by ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office and the Chapter Relations Office.

Megan Murray Cusick, MLIS
Assistant Director, State Advocacy
American Library Association
mcusick@ala.org

Good news! Macmillan Embargo Canceled

On Tuesday, 3/17/2020 , Macmillan Publishers announced that it would return to the library e-book pricing model that was in effect on October. 31, 2019, canceling the embargo on sales of new titles to libraries, a policy which went into effect on November 1, 2019.   See ALA’s press release: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/03/ala-welcomes-cancellation-macmillan-embargo?utm_source=alanews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=031720&utm_content=pressrelease