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This blog post, written by Lori Baux of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, is one in a series of occasional posts contributed by leaders from coalition partners and other public interest groups that ALA’s Washington Office works closely with. Whatever the policy – copyright, education, technology, to name just…
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2017 was an extraordinary year for America’s libraries. When faced with serious threats to federal library funding, ALA members and library advocates rallied in unprecedented numbers to voice their support for libraries at strategic points throughout the year*. Tens of thousands of phone calls and emails to Congress were registered…
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Those interesting in participating in National Library Legislative Day 2018 take note – nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 WHCLIST award. The award, sponsored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office, is open to non-librarian, first time participants…
This blog post, written by Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) CEO Keith Krueger, is first in a series of occasional posts contributed by leaders from coalition partners and other public interest groups that ALA’s Washington Office works closely with. Whatever the policy – copyright, education, technology, to name just a…
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At the end of last week, the FCC released the final order to roll back 2015’s Net Neutrality rules. The 539-page order has few changes from the draft first circulated in November and voted on along party lines by the Republican-controlled commission on December 14. ALA is working with allies…
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ACRL Legislation and Policy, http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/washingtonwatch
ACRL Legislative Agenda 2012, http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/washingtonwatch/12agenda
ALA Washington Office, http://www.ala.org/offices/wo
Oklahoma Legislature, http://newlsb.lsb.state.ok.us/
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