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ALA: Funding from USDA will enhance library services in rural communities

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday that rural communities in 32 states will receive loans and grants provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to address local needs including…

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ALA: FCC should consider role, benefits of libraries in National Broadband Plan

For Immediate Release Contact: Jenni Terry   WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Library Association (ALA) President Camila Alire encourages the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider the role of America’s libraries in a National Broadband Plan as the FCC begins its workshop series to develop the plan.  The first workshop, to be…

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