Government Information

Reminder: Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians

This event has been filled. We are offering another free webinar in May (register now). Thank you for your interest! To assist libraries in providing e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association will host the no-cost webinar “Libraries & E-government” on April 12, 2013, from 2:00—3:30p.m. EST. Register now. As part of the webinar, participants will learn: How to use ... Read More »

Find Out Who Supports Library Legislation

To prepare for National Library Advocacy Day–the annual day when hundreds of librarians and library supporters will converge in D.C. to protect library funding–the American Library Association released the 2012 ALA Legislative Scorecards. National Library Advocacy Day participants can use the scorecards to hold their elected representatives accountable. View the scorecards now: –    2012 Legislative Scorecard — House (PDF) –   ... Read More »

Registration Available: Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians

This event has been filled. We are offering another free webinar in May (register now). Thank you for your interest! As governments continue to move services online, many public libraries need assistance providing the public with the government services that they need. To assist libraries in providing e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association will host the no-cost webinar ... Read More »

American Library Association Honors Aaron Swartz with Madison Award

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Today, the American Library Association posthumously awarded activist Aaron Swartz the 2013 James Madison Award for his dedication to promoting and protecting public access to research and government information. ALA President, Maureen Sullivan presented the award to Swartz’s family during the 15th Annual Freedom of Information Day in Washington, D.C. Before his untimely death in January, Swartz was an outspoken ... Read More »

Freedom of Information Day 2013

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Please join us on March 15 to celebrate the 15th annual Freedom of Information Day at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The day will feature a key note discussion with First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, subject of a new book, Nuanced Absolutism, by author and law professor Ronald L.K. Collins and a conversation on a forthcoming video ... Read More »