Events

Senator Richard Durbin to open Washington Update session at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

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Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the senior senator from Springfield, Ill., will open a discussion on the implications of the November mid-term Congressional elections for America, libraries and library advocacy at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session, titled “Whither Washington?: The 2014 Election and What it Means for Libraries,” takes place from 8:30–10:00a.m. on Saturday, January ... Read More »

Roger Goldblatt added to Midwinter Washington Update session

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The American Library Association (ALA) Office of Government Relations today announced that Roger Goldblatt, associate bureau chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau, will speak at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Goldblatt will speak at the Washington Update program “Whither Washington?: The 2014 Election and What it Means for Libraries.” The session takes place ... Read More »

National Library Legislative Day 2015

Lisa Rice visits with Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), NLLD 2014

Good news! Registration for the 41st annual National Library Legislative Day is now open! This two-day advocacy event brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress to rally support for libraries issues and policies. Registration information and hotel booking information are available on the ALA Washington Office website. This ... Read More »

Tell the IRS your thoughts!

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Want to comment on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) tax form delivery service? Discuss your experiences obtaining tax forms for your library at “Tell the IRS: Tax Forms in the Library,” a session that takes place during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session will be held from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, ... Read More »

What does the new Congress mean for libraries?

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A panel of experts from the ranks of politics, academia and the press will explore the implica­tions of the November mid-term Congressional elections for America, libraries and library advocacy at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. ALA invited U.S. Senator and Democratic Majority Whip Richard Durbin to keynote the conference session. The session, titled “Whither Washington?: ... Read More »