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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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Posted in Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Washington Office News

Reminder: Last chance to apply for Google summer fellowship

The American Library Association’s Washington Office is calling for graduate students, especially those in library and information science-related academic programs, to apply for the 2014 Google Policy Fellows program. Applications are due by Monday, April 14, 2014. For the summer

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Posted in OITP, Washington Office News

OGR’s monthly recap: Feb-Mar

In an effort to keep you informed on what’s going on in Washington and the letters that we have sent, OGR will now have a monthly recap.  Being the first of these, today’s blog post will cover both February and

Posted in Government Information, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

South by Southwest Interactive rocked my world

ALA OITP’s new Policy Revolution! initiative recently led me to the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014 Interactive conference, along with an invitation to speak and opportunity to staff a busy SXSW library booth. The Policy Revolution! project expands and deepens

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ALA seeks candidates for 2014 Google policy summer fellowship

For the seventh consecutive year, the American Library Association is pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2014. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy began its participation at the program’s founding. For the summer of 2014,

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