Look Back, Move Forward: network neutrality

Look Back Move Forward: net neutrality. “Whereas, America’s libraries, collect, create, and disseminate essential information to the public over the Internet, and serve as critical resources for individuals to access, create, and distribute content;”

Background image is from the ALA Archives.

With news about network neutrality in everyone’s feeds recently, let’s TBT to 2014 at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the ALA Council passed a resolution “Reaffirming Support for National Open Internet Policies and Network Neutrality.” And in 2006—over a decade ago!—our first resolution “Affirming Network Neutrality” was approved.

You can read both resolutions from 2006 and 2014 in ALA’s Institutional Repository. While you are here, be sure to sign up for the Washington Office’s legislative action center for more news and opportunities to act as the issue evolves.

2014 Resolution Reaffirming Support for National Open Internet Policies and “Network Neutrality”

2014 Resolution Reaffirming Support for National Open Internet Policies and “Network Neutrality”

Citations
• Resolution endorsed by ALA Council on June 28, 2006. Council Document 20.12.
• Resolution adopted by ALA Council on July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Council Document 20.7.

About Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner is the Information Manager for ALA's Washington Office. She earned her B.A. in Literature from Mount Holyoke College and her M.S.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America. She can be reached via e-mail at ewagner@alawash.org.

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