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ALA to host copyright policy discussion in Washington, D.C.

#174601328 / gettyimages.com The way we access and use information in the digital age is fundamentally mediated by copyright policy. For several decades, this policy has been largely shaped by commercial interests. However, in the last three years, several court

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Policy Revolution! and COSLA in Wyoming: Bountiful in bibliophiles but barren of bears

I just returned from the Annual Meeting of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), held in Teton Village, Wyo., just down the road from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson. From the moment I left the airport, I

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Celebrating the National Student Poets Program

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner to honor the National Student Poets. Each year, the National Student Poets Program recognizes five extraordinary high school students, who receive college scholarships and opportunities to present their work at

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Lebanese librarians visit ALA Washington Office

Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office hosted librarians from Lebanon who are visiting the United States to learn about library practices and futures. Our visitors, May El Okaily Ep Riad Hassan (Baakleen National Library) and Carole Sahyoun

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Margaret Kavaras Appointed as OITP Research Associate

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announces the appointment of Margaret Kavaras as a Research Associate for the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As part of the OITP Fellows Program, Kavaras may work on diverse issues in information

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