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Caribbean librarians visit the Washington Office

Visiting librarians from the Caribbean with ALA Washington Office staff.

On Tuesday, the American Library Association (ALA) was pleased to receive a delegation of librarians and archivists from the Caribbean. These visitors are invited to the United States under the auspices of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. The delegation included: Ryllis Mannix, Antigua and Barbuda Joseph Prosper, Antigua and Barbuda Junior Browne, Barbados Grace ... Read More »

A “Library for All” around the world and volunteer opportunity

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Last week, I was in New York City for a board meeting for Library For All (LFA), a nonprofit organization that has built a digital library platform to address the lack of access to quality educational materials in developing countries. Among other things, I learned about the latest LFA success—in Cambodia, where the kids’ demand for ebooks came to exceed ... Read More »

OITP welcomes summer intern

Brian Clark

On June 6, Brian M. Clark will begin an internship with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) for the summer. Brian just completed his junior year at Elon University in North Carolina where he is majoring in media analytics and minoring in business administration. At Elon, Brian has completed coursework in Web and mobile communications, Creating multimedia content, Applied ... Read More »

New director named for the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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Yesterday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins announced the appointment of Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan as the next director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of NIH. Dr. Brennan comes to NLM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School ... Read More »

A Policy Revolution! can happen only if we work together

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I was quite happy to see last week’s announcement of awardees of IMLS grants for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. No; I didn’t receive a grant. But we are named collaborators on three of them. Such cooperative efforts are key to our policy work, as there is only so much ... Read More »