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Libraries, E-rate, and ALA featured at TPRC

Last Friday, the American Library Association (ALA) made its first appearance (and through a whole panel no less) at the Telecommunications Policy and Research Conference (TPRC), the most prestigious conference in information policy. The telecommunications policy topic, not surprisingly, that

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Health happens in libraries

In the past year, Americans from all walks of life turned to public libraries to learn more information about the federal health insurance marketplace. With the next open enrollment period spanning November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015, there are

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Understanding a turbulent world to develop library policy agenda

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) releases the draft “Trends Report: Snapshots of a Turbulent World” (with Appendix I (pdf) and Appendix II (pdf)) to stimulate discussion about and ultimately inform a national policy agenda for the U.S. library community.

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Application period opens for federal library leadership grants

The application period for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries is now open, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced last week. The federal grants program invests $12 million annually in projects that improve professional library and archive

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Improving digital inclusion in Native communities

Today, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) released the study, Digital Inclusion in Native Communities: The Role of Tribal Libraries (pdf). The national study is the first to provide comprehensive data on the structure, activities, and needs

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