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Library Advocacy: What You Can Do Now

12/10/14 - The new year is just around the corner, and this is a great time to be laying the groundwork for CLA’s 2015 advocacy efforts! Are you curious to know what you can be doing to strengthen California libraries? Please refer to CLA’s Year-Round Advocacy Calendar for some tips for the 4th quarter and beyond, and consider these other activities that take very little time but can have an enormous impact...[read more]

New Legislators Sworn in at State Capitol 

12/02/14 - At noon yesterday, the California State Assembly and Senate convened at the State Capitol to welcome the legislative winners of the November 2014 election, and to officially kick-off the 2015-16 Legislative Session.  In the Assembly, 27 new members were sworn in to office during a ceremony filled with modest pomp and circumstance. [read more]

Thursdays With CLA 

12/02/14 - Join CLA President Robert Karatsu for the debut web cast of “Thursday with CLA” on Thursday, December 11th at 12noon.  (The web cast will last no longer than 42 minutes.) “Thursdays with CLA” is envisioned as a way for CLA to better engage with the membership on issues that involve or are of interest to the California Library Association.  To learn more about “Thursdays with CLA” and for a preview of what Robert will be talking about on December 11th. [go here]

FREE FOR ALL: Inside the Public Library Kickstarter Campaign 

10/22/14 - With only a few days left on the FREE FOR ALL Kickstarter campaign, please make a gift--large or small--to help create this powerful video about the importance of public libraries. You may have seen tantalizing clips at past CLA, PLA and ALA conferences. Let's help get this made so we have a memorable tool for education, advocacy and fundraising:  FREE FOR ALL: Inside the Public Library. [read more]