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Author: Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner is the assistant director of knowledge management and communications at the American Library Association's Washington Office. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's in library and information science from Catholic University.

Celebrating transformative effects of E-rate

This is a guest post from Katherine Dean, our spring intern joining us from The Catholic University of America’s library and information science department. Katherine has 3 semesters left in her MLIS program and has been focusing her studies on cultural heritage information management and equitable access to information. She…

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ALA and NCTET celebrate the 20th anniversary of E-rate

Please Note: The Summit has been moved to room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to accommodate our larger than expected number of attendees. This month, ALA is teaming up with the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of E-rate! Join…

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Washington Office’s fall interns summarize their experiences

This fall, we had two interns from the University of Maryland’s School of Information. Andrew Staton, a genealogist and soon-to-be archivist, and Rosalind Seidel, a soon-to-be a rare books and special collections librarian. We benefited greatly from all of their work to preserve the history of the Washington Office, and…

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ALA files comments to Department of Homeland Security

Today, ALA¬†filed comments to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Privacy Office expressing our concerns about the Department’s plans to monitor and collect social media information on all immigrants to the United States. By way of background, DHS published a new rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 in the…

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