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Author: Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

The 113th Congress and the Library Community [webinar archive]

The 113th Congress and the Library Community from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Pundits and politicians from both parties agree that while the 112th Congress may have averted an immediate plunge over the fiscal cliff through its New Years package of tax extenders and sequestration delays, this debate is nowhere near…

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The ALA honors five local libraries for offering cutting-edge services

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Boston, New York, Tucson, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; and Le Roy, N.Y. Libraries or library service areas selected will be highlighted through various ALA publications and featured in a program at the…

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Are you attending ALA Midwinter? Join us for the Edge Update on Saturday, Jan. 26

Join the Edge Coalition at ALA Midwinter to learn about the completion of Edge Benchmarks Version 1.0 and get an update on the Initiative. The Edge Information Session will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 611-614 of the Washington State Convention Center. The Coalition will…

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The Fiscal Cliff, the 113th Congress and You – How Today’s Economic Uncertainty Might Impact the Library Community

Pundits and politicians from both parties agree that while the 112th Congress may have averted an immediate plunge over the fiscal cliff through its New Years package of tax extenders and sequestration delays, this debate is nowhere near over.  That’s where the 113th Congress comes in.  With almost 100 new members of…

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Election Update and Connecting with the New Congress [video]

Election Update and Connecting with the New Congress from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Curious about what happened on Election Day 2012? Wondering what library issues the 113th Congress might consider? Just wanting to figure out who the new members of Congress are (and how to influence them)? This webinar is…

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