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President called by ALA and partners to again threaten veto of privacy-hostile “cybersecurity” info sharing legislation advancing in Senate

As recently reported, Senate Intelligence Committee “markup” and approval of the privacy-hostile Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), S. 2588, was delayed until after Congress’ brief July 4 recess . . . but not for long.  Again meeting in

Posted in Cybersecurity, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Privacy & Surveillance, Washington Office News

Stories live in libraries, but how to share them?

A lot has happened in my first month as a Google Policy Fellow at the American Library Association (ALA), where today I am formally launching a digital storytelling project called Living Stories, Living Libraries. The blog relies on photo documentary-style

Posted in Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, Washington Office News

Margaret Kavaras selected for 2014 ALA Google Policy Fellowship

Margaret Kavaras will serve as the American Library Association’s 2014 Google Policy Fellow, the association announced today. Kavaras will spend ten weeks this summer in Washington, D.C. working on technology and Internet policy issues. As a Google Policy Fellow, Kavaras

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Sen. King to speak during National Library Legislative Day

#160439458 / gettyimages.com Next week, hundreds of library supporters will meet in Washington, D.C., for National Library Legislative Day, a two-day event where advocates will discuss key library issues with their members of Congress (from May 5–6, 2014). National Library

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Now’s the time to stand up for libraries

With all that’s happened in Washington in the past year—threats to eliminate the federal agency that administers funding to libraries, legislation to stifle open access and the government shutdown—now is the time, more than ever, to stand up for libraries.

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