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Response to GPO’s call for feedback

A benefit of an association like ALA is the diversity of opinions and experiences that exists among the membership and this was expressed in my recent call for feedback. I would like to thank all of you who took the

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New grant opportunity for early learning

The Department of Education is launching a new grant opportunity for preschool development grants.  This $250 million grant program will be available at the state level for early learning and literacy.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn about a

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GPO would like ALA feedback

Happy Friday! In response to the comments GPO (Government Printing Office) received in the FDLP Forecast Study, GPO is moving forward with possible changes to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and have asked for feedback from ALA. Below is

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OGR’s monthly recap: Feb-Mar

In an effort to keep you informed on what’s going on in Washington and the letters that we have sent, OGR will now have a monthly recap.  Being the first of these, today’s blog post will cover both February and

Posted in Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

Road blocks to federally funded research

H.R. 4186, the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act (FIRST) was introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,

Posted in Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR

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