Author Archives: Jenni Terry

OITP, LITA seek nominations for cutting-edge technology practices

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) are soliciting nominations for best library practices using cutting-edge technology. “We want to showcase libraries that are serving their communities with novel and innovative methods and provide the library community with some successful models for delivering quality library service in new ... Read More »

Big win for educators! Streaming video copyright case dismissed

Yesterday, a United States District Court in California dismissed the copyright suit that Ambrose Video and the Association for Informational Media and Equipment (AIME) brought against UCLA. Ambrose Video and AIME claimed that UCLA infringed copyright when it digitized and streamed library DVDs to course management systems for educational purposes.  The case was dismissed primarily on two grounds — the ... Read More »

Senate committee clears appropriations bill with funds for school libraries, level support for Library Services and Technology Act

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer, ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 For Immediate Release The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill yesterday with at least $15 million designated for school libraries. The bill also level-funds the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) at $189 million. The Senate bill sets aside $30 million for national ... Read More »

Funding for school libraries included in LHHS subcommittee’s appropriations bill

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee marked up (voted on) its FY 2012 bill Tuesday afternoon on at 10-8 party-line vote.  This funding bill, which is scheduled to be marked up in the full Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday afternoon, contains federal support for school libraries. The report language of this bill sets aside $30 ... Read More »

Senate committee bumps up funding for GPO in Legislative Branch Appropriations bill

Great news from the Senate! The Senate Committee on Appropriations passed its Legislative Branch Appropriations bill with an increase in funding for the Government Printing Office (GPO) over the amount in the House committee’s bill. The Senate version includes $116.8 million for GPO while the House bill set the amount at $108.1 million. Thanks to everyone who called their senators ... Read More »