Tutor.com has been closely following the developments with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) since it was first announced.The amount of information now available about ARRA is overwhelming.To help libraries navigate through the legislation, we hosted a webinar last week featuringMark Schneiderman, Senior Director of Education Policy for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Anna Kimsey, Senior Associate at Dutko Worldwide’s education practice, and Ronald Tomalis, former Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. You can watch it anytime and share it with colleagues by clicking Tutor.com ARRA Webinar.
Our webinar is a great overview of the legislation. If you want to track ARRA closely, we recommend you bookmark ALA’s excellent website – www.ala.org/knowyourstimulus.Here you’ll find everything you need to understand the legislation, how it affects libraries and what you can do to get involved.
School Library Journal just ran an article that highlights what school librarians can do to get a piece of the ARRA pie, but the information and advice really applies to all librarians.Schools are making plans now so if you are interested in a partnership, make sure to reach out as soon as possible.