ALA President Roberta Stevens will present the Madison Award to honor this year’s recipient’s work to promote public access to government information and the public’s right to know during the March 16th Freedom of Information Day celebration at the Newseum. The full day of events includes panel discussions and presentations. Lunch will also be provided. If you live in or are planning to visit the DC Metro area and want to attend the event, please register today!
This event is sponsored by the American Library Association, the First Amendment Center, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, OMB Watch, OpenTheGovernment.org, and the National Security Archive at George Washington University; and in cooperation with the annual Sunshine Week initiative sponsored by the American Society of News Editors.
There is no charge to attend, but because there is somewhat limited space, participants must register individually in advance. To register for the 2011 conference, e-mail or telephone Ashlie Hampton of the First Amendment Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 202-292-6288. When registering, please provide your name, title, affiliation and contact information.