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Changes to Social Media for ALA Washington Office

From the District Dispatch (

The American Library Association is making a few changes in the social media world. To make sure that social library supporters receive ALA news from the entire organization, ALA leaders are going to share news items and updates from two main social media profiles. Effective this week, the ALA Washington Office will begin to share social posts on the flagship ALA Twitter (@ALALibrary) and Facebook accounts. We encourage all librarians and library supporters to follow and ‘Like’ the two social media profiles, since we’ll continue to share library policy news on those channels.

This means that we will discontinue the @ala_wo and ALA Washington Office Facebook profiles for general news posts, but keep them active for live-tweeting events and other similar occasions. Advocates can still keep up with Washington news that affects libraries by following the main ALA profiles at @ALALibrary and on Facebook. They can also subscribe to the District Dispatch blog via email or RSS, continue to follow the ALA Washington on tumblr, Pinterest or flickr or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Action Alert! Twitter Blast for School Libraries TODAY at 3pm!

The American Library Association Washington Office is coordinating a Twitter Blast for today at 3pm in support of school libraries. See the information below for more details. Thanks in advance for your advocacy efforts! (Apologies for the short notice. An earlier announcement was not seen.)

From the American Library Association Washington Office:

A reminder that a Twitter Blast is scheduled today at 3pm EST. Please support school libraries by tweeting the following message at both your senators and your representative (below is an example of the tweet directed at Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montanta):

@DennyRehberg Keep $30 mil for #literacy and school #libraries in this year’s federal funding!

To find out if your Congressional representatives are on Twitter and what their handles are, visit this website:

If your member’s are in fact on Twitter simply click on the picture below their name to be directed to their Twitter page. There you can copy and paste the above tweet into the text box to tweet directly at them. Feel free to personalize the message with the remaining characters.

We’re shooting for over 1000 tweets so I hope you will help us reach our goal. Thanks!

Action Alert! Monday 11am Twitter bomb; ESEA hearing not to include school libraries

Since school libraries were not included in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) bill that passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, they will also not be included in the Senate’s ESEA hearing on Tuesday, November 8th.

The American Library Association Washington Office (ALA-WO) would like to make people aware of this slight and they need your help. If you use Twitter or know people who do, please take part in and/or publicize the upcoming Twitter bomb.

In order to create a concentrated Twitter bomb, ALA-WO is requesting that you send the following tweet out on Monday, November 7th at 11:00am Eastern time:

Senate holding #ESEA hearing 11/8 & #SchoolLibraries aren’t included. Why?! Good #schools need good #libraries!

For people who want to send the tweet directly at one of Maryland’s Senators, there are enough remaining characters to do so.

For Senator Mikulski:

@SenatorBarb Senate holding #ESEA hearing 11/8 & #SchoolLibraries aren’t included. Why?! Good #schools need good #libraries!

For Senator Cardin:

@SenatorCardin Senate holding #ESEA hearing 11/8 & #SchoolLibraries aren’t included. Why?! Good #schools need good #libraries! 

Thanks in advance for your advocacy and your assistance to spread the word!


Legislative updates now available on Twitter from ALA Washington Office

The ALA Washington Office has set up a new Twitter profile to keep people updated on federal legislation of interest to libraries, including when a bill is introduced or voted on.  If you already have a Twitter account, just follow ala_wo_leginfo.  For more information, including how to set up a Twitter account, see the District Dispatch posting.

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