Rural Libraries Get Official ALA Committee

twistedlibrarian writes “Rural libraries now have a new platform within the American Library Association (ALA). During the ALA Midwinter Meeting, Council voted to approve the creation of the Standing Committee on Rural School, Tribal, Native, and Public Libraries. The committee is charged with addressing the needs of rural libraries, advocating for them, and collaborating with them. “The approval of the new ALA standing committee gives a larger and more forceful voice to libraries and library workers in rural America,” said Satia Marshall Orange, director of ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), who worked with the task force that brought the proposal to Council. Committee members will be selected by the ALA president and leadership of the Public Library Association, American Association of School Librarians, American Indian Library Association, the Legislative Committee, and OLOS.

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