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Office of Government Relations (OGR) Key Issues — May 2007

APPROPRIATIONS LSTA Fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) at the President’s request of $226.18 million. Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Fund the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program at $100 million. The President’s FY 2008 budget freezes funding for the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program at the…

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E-Rate Celebrates Ten Years of Connecting Libraries and Schools

This week, Capitol Hill celebrated the E-rate’s 10th anniversary! A number of policymakers expressed their support for the program, which has helped libraries achieve nearly 100% connectivity. “The success of the E-Rate Program has undoubtedly touched the lives of many Americans and helped bridge the technological gap in classrooms and…

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Good News for E-Rate

In late 2004, the E-rate program hit a major road block when the Federal Communications Commission determined for the first time that it was subject to the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA), resulting in a delay in commitments of E-rate funds for a matter of months. Since that time, Congress has passed…

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ALA/WO Presents: David Lankes in Second Life

Last night, David Lankes from Syracuse University delivered the ALA’s Washington Office’s first interactive presentation in Second Life entitled “Participatory Networks: Libraries as Conversation”. Since the presentation was based upon a technology brief, written for the Office for Information Technology Policy on ho social networking software, Second Life proved to…