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2018 WHCLIST award accepting nominations

Those interesting in participating in National Library Legislative Day 2018 take note – nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 WHCLIST award. The award, sponsored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office, is open to non-librarian, first time participants…


ALA invites nominations for 2018 Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office invites nominations for its Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award. The award recognizes an individual or group who has championed, protected, or promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know at the state or local level. The award…

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Washington Office’s fall interns summarize their experiences

This fall, we had two interns from the University of Maryland’s School of Information. Andrew Staton, a genealogist and soon-to-be archivist, and Rosalind Seidel, a soon-to-be a rare books and special collections librarian. We benefited greatly from all of their work to preserve the history of the Washington Office, and…

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2017 James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award recipient: my sister

Guest writer Pat May is the ALA Washington Office’s Director of Administration Last week I was honored to attend the presentation of the James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award – to my sister, Ruby Jaby. Awarded annually by the Citizens for Maryland Libraries and the University of Maryland’s…

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Dr. Renate Chancellor talks with staff about library luminaries

Yesterday the Washington Office welcomed Associate Professor Renate Chancellor of The Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science for a breakfast discussion on the history of library advocacy and activism. Her presentation spanned the decades, from the work of E.J. Josey to the legacies left and continued…

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