Washington Office News

ALA selects Nick Gross as Google Policy Fellow

Google Policy Fellows

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Nick Gross will serve as its 2016 Google Policy Fellow. As part of his summer fellowship, Gross will spend ten weeks in Washington, D.C. working on technology and Internet policy issues. As a Google Policy Fellow, Gross will explore diverse areas of information policy, such as copyright law, e-book licenses and access, ... Read More »

A Policy Revolution! can happen only if we work together

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I was quite happy to see last week’s announcement of awardees of IMLS grants for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. No; I didn’t receive a grant. But we are named collaborators on three of them. Such cooperative efforts are key to our policy work, as there is only so much ... Read More »

LIVE: Watch the confirmation hearing for Dr. Carla Hayden

Watch Dr. Carla Hayden's Confirmation Hearing Live on Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm ET

The Confirmation Hearing for Librarian of Congress Nominee, Carla Hayden, by the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, will air LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:15pm ET. The hearing will also be webcast from the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration hearing page. The webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to ... Read More »

Librarians, you have been challenged!

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As part of National Library Legislative Day 2016 (NLLD), we are offering library advocates unable to attend in person the chance to participate through Virtual Library Legislative Day (VLLD)! This year, we’re teaming up with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) to help expand our efforts and take advantage of the momentum started by the nearly 400 library supporters who plan ... Read More »

ALA Washington announces 2016 WHCLIST winner

Congressional negotiators will be burning the midnight oils over the weekend to craft a final bill.

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office announced that Dan A. Aldridge of Winterville, GA is the winner of the 2016 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 $300 stipend to defray the cost of attending the event. ... Read More »