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Higher education, library groups release net neutrality principles

Today, higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect the openness of

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ALA applauds Congress for passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, in a bipartisan vote 415-6. The passage of the bill comes after the U.S. Senate passed this legislation on a 95-3 vote on June

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Policy discussions continue at ALA Annual Conference in Vegas

More than 19,000 librarians, vendors and library supporters attended this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, which took place in Las Vegas from June 26-July 1, 2014. Large numbers of attendees participated in ten policy sessions hosted by

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Vermont State Librarian testifies on the importance of an open internet at Senate hearing

Today, Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid voiced(pdf) the concerns of our nation’s libraries about the importance of an open Internet at a U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary field hearing. Led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in support of network

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ALA joins others in supporting transparency

The American Library Association (ALA) recently joined other civil liberties groups, Internet activists and nonprofits in supporting the FOIA Improvement Act of 2014, a bill introduced to increase the public’s ability to access to government records via the Freedom of

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