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Fight the fight, but pick filtering battles carefully in K-12

Written by guest blogger, Christopher Harris Capping off a year-long research project that began with a symposium marking the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the ALA today released a new

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Abby Lull joins OITP as research associate

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announces the appointment of Abby Lull as research associate for the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As part of the OITP Fellows Program, she will work on copyright and licensing issues, as

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OITP expands policy staff

I am pleased to announce that Charles P. (Charlie) Wapner begins work today as an information policy analyst. Charlie will work on a broad range of topics that includes copyright, licensing, telecommunications and E-rate, and provide support for our new

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A Revolution in 2014

The new year brings a new focus to the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)—the Policy Revolution! initiative. As previously reported, this initiative involves a re-evaluation of ALA’s national policy and advocacy strategies and activities, and the subsequent development of

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Libraries and E-rate: Solid foundations

The E-rate reform proceeding now being undertaken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to be one of the highest policy priorities of the American Library Association (ALA). The next development in this proceeding is submission of our reply comments

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