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Libraries gearing up for a gig: An anchor for rural America

This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will dive into broadband needs and challenges in rural American communities during an all-day workshop that will take place in Washington, D.C. The workshop will bring together educators, decision makers, policy and technology

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Posted in E-Rate, Events, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

Policy discussions continue at ALA midwinter meeting

More than 12,000 librarians, vendors and library supporters attended this year’s 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, which took place in Philadelphia from January 24-28, 2014. Large audiences participated in ALA Washington Office policy sessions, including conference programs that

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Posted in Copyright, E-Rate, Events, Library Advocacy

Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later

It’s been ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act—the law that requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software in exchange for certain federal funding—was upheld by the Supreme Court as constitutional. During the past decade,

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Posted in Events, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, OITP, Public Libraries

Try out Google Glass at the 2014 ALA midwinter meeting

Come learn about Google Glass, a new device from Google that’s worn like a pair of glasses, made of a lightweight frame and tiny display that rests just above your eyes. The American Library Association (ALA) will host Google Glass

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The Ebook Revolution Expands

What is the American Library Association doing to improve access to ebooks and other digital content? Join ALA’s Digital Content Working Group and hear about recent organizational activities during the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting session “ALA and Digital Content: DCWG

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