Author Archives: Jessica McGilvray

Free webinar: Library partnerships

Alachua County Library District

Library e-government resource Lib2gov today announced “A Library Partnership = Neighborhood Resource Center,” a free webinar that will explore library community partnerships: This webinar highlights the Library Partnership of the Alachua County Library District (ACLD), which is a collaboration with the Partnership for Strong Families and over 30 other service providers expanding the traditional library role in its community. By sharing ... Read More »

FOIA is heating up!

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On Monday of this week, legislators introduced two bipartisan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) bills in both the U.S. House (H.R. 653) and the U.S. Senate (S.337). Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced H.R. 653, with Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) cosponsoring. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Action in the Senate ... Read More »

ALA responds to proposed changes to the Code of Federal Regulations

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On Monday, ALA submitted comments to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Administrative Committee of the Federal Register regarding the proposed changes to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). As Archives.gov states, “The Federal Register is an official daily legal publication that informs citizens of: rights and obligations, opportunities for funding and Federal benefits, and actions of Federal agencies for accountability ... Read More »

GPO is now the Government Publishing Office

The GPO Building

In addition to funding the federal government, H.R. 83, the appropriations bill that was signed into law last night by President Obama, officially changes the name of the federal agency that helps to ensure a more transparent government. Language in section 1301 renames the Government Printing Office to the Government Publishing Office and while the agency will still retain its ... Read More »

No luck on FOIA this Congress

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (S. 2520) bill has been on a roller coaster the last few weeks! We were hopeful. Then thought it wasn’t possible. Then the law, which would give private citizens greater access to government information, passed the Senate and hope was revived. But no, sadly attempted FOIA reform is now reliably reported over and done ... Read More »