Campbell County Public Library

The proposed changes to the Campbell County Public Library’s collection development policy are now out for public comment.

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I am a resident of Campbell County and just a patron of the library and not a librarian or affiliated with library at all. I am opposed to the split from the ALA for the reasons listed as follows: American Library Association (ALA) is a professional organization for librarians and library workers in the United States. It was founded in 1876 and is now the oldest and largest library association in the world. The ALA's mission is to promote and improve library services and librarianship, as well as to ensure access to information for all.

The ALA provides a variety of resources and services to support libraries and librarians, including:

Advocacy: The ALA advocates for libraries at the national, state, and local levels, working to secure funding and support for libraries and to promote policies that benefit library patrons.

Professional development: The ALA provides training and continuing education opportunities for librarians and library workers, helping them stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the field.

Intellectual freedom: The ALA is committed to protecting intellectual freedom and the right to read, providing resources and support to libraries and librarians facing challenges to their collections or services.

Diversity and inclusion: The ALA works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries and in the profession, providing resources and support to help libraries serve diverse communities.

Research and publications: The ALA conducts and supports research on library services and issues, and publishes a variety of books, journals, and other resources for librarians and library workers.

Overall, the ALA plays a critical role in supporting libraries and librarians and promoting access to information for all.

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