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2018 WHCLIST award winner announced

This week, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office announced that Yolanda Peña-Mendrek of Oakley, California is the winner of the 2018 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. Given to a non-librarian participant attending National Library Legislative Day, the award covers hotel fees and includes a…

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Save the date for National Library Week in D.C.

The theme of National Library Week this year is “Libraries Lead.” ALA is looking forward to spotlighting libraries leading in areas like connectivity for tribal lands, in efforts that advance the new workforce through innovation and entrepreneurship, and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. We are also excited to…

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2018 Google Policy Fellowship applications now open

The American Library Association is excited to announce the opening of the application process for the prestigious Google Policy Fellowship program. For the summer of 2018, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., learning about national policy and completing a…

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And the James Madison and the Eileen Cooke Awards go to…

The American Library Association is looking forward to announcing the winners of the 2018 James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke Award next week. The award will be presented by ALA President Jim Neal in a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 9. Even if you…

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ALA welcomes three Alternative Spring Break students

Today, we welcomed a new cohort of University of Michigan students to the Washington Office for a week-long internship in D.C. The internship is a part of the University’s School of Information “Alternative Spring Break” program. The students—Sophia McFadden-Keesling, Adrienne Royce, and Natalia Holtzman—will work on two projects related to…

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