Washington Office News

ALA wants high-resolution images of your library

Camera Image Photo by Jaqian

As part of the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office’s ongoing efforts to modernize and reinvigorate the District Dispatch blog, the office is seeking large high-resolution images of patrons using services offered by your library. We will use high-resolution images of your library on the District Dispatch when we discuss government and information technology policies that impact libraries. High-resolution images ... Read More »

What can the new District Dispatch do for you?

Washington Capitol building. Photo by the ALA Washington Office

Today, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is pleased to launch the new and reinvigorated District Dispatch! We’ve made it easier for you to find content on the site, search articles, share with friends, subscribe to the blog and learn more about library policy issues. Most importantly, the new and improved site includes features that make it easier for ... Read More »

ALA seeks nominations for 2015 James Madison awards

Madison Award Awardee Patrice McDermott

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in 1986 to celebrate an individual or group who has brought ... Read More »

Have questions about WIOA?

U.S. Capitol

To follow up on the October 27th webinar “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” the American Library Association (ALA) today releases a list of resources and tools that provide more information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows public libraries to be considered additional One-Stop partners, prohibits federal supervision or ... Read More »