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Jenna Nemec-Loise Author Archive

Email: alsc.jenna@hotmail.com   Twitter: @ALAJenna

Jenna Nemec-Loise is a relationship architect, community builder, teen advocate, and early childhood specialist living in Chicago. A champion of youth, families, and libraries, she's also Member Content Editor of the ALSC Everyday Advocacy website and advocacy columnist for the ALSC Children and Libraries magazine. Jenna loves teen lit and is currently reading Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina.


A Little Extra Help – Why Public Libraries Need Social Workers

This past May, the D.C. Public Library hired a social worker to help improve outcomes for homeless patrons. Great idea, right? You might even say it’s a no-brainer. So why aren’t more public libraries doing the same?

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Practice Makes Pretty Awesome: National Library Legislative Day 2014

From May 5th-6th, library advocates from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 40th annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). The key take-away? Practice makes pretty awesome for the libraries and communities we serve.

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DIY @ your library: A Retropeek at Teen Tech Week

From March 9-15, libraries across the country celebrated YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week, DIY @ your library. See how Chicago Public Library’s staff and teens lit, laughed, and learned their way through this year’s theme. (“Wow!” and “OMG!” don’t even begin to cover it.)

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ECRR2 + Advocacy = Big Win!

This past January, Every Child Ready to Read @ your library, 2nd edition, nabbed the top prize at the 2014 Opening Minds Innovation Awards in Chicago. This is huge news for public libraries and children’s librarians everywhere, so grab your egg shakers and celebrate!

Taking Sides on Net Neutrality

Last week, a U.S. court of appeals put the kibosh on regulations that keep the Internet playing field even. Broadband providers think it’s awesome. Consumer advocates say, “No way.” So what’s a librarian to do? Oh, plenty.