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Look Back, Move Forward: Freedom of Information Day

At the tail end of this year’s #SunshineWeek, let’s take a quick moment to #FlashbackFriday (or should we say #FOIAFriday?) to 29 years ago yesterday, when the American Library Association began celebrating Freedom of Information Day. In honor of the day this year, ALA presented U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana with…

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Look Back, Move Forward: Five women who stood up for the public’s right to know.

Sunshine Week—a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information—is on the horizon (pun most certainly intended). Held on March 12 through March 18, Sunshine Week occurs annually, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday and National Freedom of Information Day on March 16.…

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Deadline approaching for Madison Award nominations

Nominations for the James Madison and Eileen Cooke awards are due on January 20th.  Please nominate people / groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in…

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ALA seeks nominations for 2017 James Madison awards

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in…

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