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Congratulations to 2018 Madison and Cooke Award Winners: Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley, and Florida’s First Amendment Foundation

* NOTE: This post has been updated as of Saturday, March 10, 11:15 a.m. Thank you for your feedback about yesterday’s James Madison Award ceremony. In December, ALA invited nominations for the James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke Award on behalf of ALA. Staff from the Washington Office reviewed…


YX librarians at MidWinter 2018: Confidence and facilitation is key for youth tech programs

Shannon Lake, Tori Ogawa, and Heather Thompson are a few of the outstanding and innovative librarians who are part of the inaugural cohort of YX Librarians, a post-graduate certificate program offered by the University of Maryland. Alongside one of their instructors, Dr. Mega Subramaniam, these front-line librarians will discuss implementing…

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Bridging the Spectrum symposium at CUA/LIS highlights public policy directions in Washington

On Friday, February 2, The Catholic University of America (CUA) Library and Information Sciences Department will host its Tenth Annual Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science (LIS). A one-day event, Bridging the Spectrum provides attendees with a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place…

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Announcing the ALA 2018 MidWinter Washington Office lineup

If you are interested in enhancing your library’s technology* program or in telling your library story to impact federal policies and funding, the Washington Office has a terrific lineup for you at the ALA 2018 MidWinter Meeting and Exhibits. Featured speakers come from StoryCorps, Google, the National Center for Women…

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Registration opens for National Library Legislative Day 2018

Ready to take your advocacy skills to the next level? Join us for the 44th annual National Library Legislative Day. Held in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8, 2018, this two-day educational event is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from advocacy and issue experts. On day one,…