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Library leaders: Comment on the IRS Tax Form Program

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Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office hosted a conference call with several Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials to issues surrounding the distribution of the 2014 fiscal year tax forms and instruction publications to libraries. Nearly 100 library leaders participated in the call. Patricia Evans, director of IRS distribution, began by apologizing for the poor communications about the ... Read More »

Senator Cornyn receives 2015 Madison Award for championing the public’s right to know

President-elect Sari Feldman presenting Madison Award.

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) the 2015 James Madison Award during the 17th Annual Freedom of Information Day in Washington, D.C. The James Madison Award honors individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know how it functions. President-elect Sari Feldman presented the Madison Award ... Read More »

Free webinar: IRS officials to discuss library tax form program

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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 during “Talk with the IRS about Tax Forms,” a no-cost webinar that will be hosted by the American Library Association (ALA). The session will be held from 2:30–3:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. To register, send ... Read More »

Free webinar: Expanding immigrant access through libraries

Hartford Public Library

Library services to immigrants are extensive and include world language collections, multicultural programming, ESL, citizenship, computer classes, and information brokering. Learn how your library can better support immigrants in “We Belong Here: Expanding Immigrant Access to Government and Community,” a free webinar hosted by e-government service Lib2gov from the American Library Association’s Washington Office and University of Maryland’s iPAC. This ... Read More »

Registration opens for the 16th annual Natl. Freedom of Information Day Conference

Richard Clarke, former national security official gives his acceptance speech while colleague, Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard University and Maureen Sullivan look on

Registration is now open for the 16th annual National Freedom of Information (FOI) Day Conference, which will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The annual FOI Day Conference is hosted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center in cooperation with OpenTheGovernment.org and the American Library Association (ALA). The event brings together access advocates, ... Read More »