Government Information

Federal Libraries Wiki Featured in Technology Daily

Recently, ALA’s Federal Libraries wiki was featured in an article in National Journal’s Technology Daily. The ALA Washington Office — in conjunction with the ALA Committee on Legislation’s Subcommittee on Federal Libraries — created the Federal Libraries wiki as a place to share and track information on federal library threats, reorganizations and closings. The wiki has been very well received ... Read More »

ALA Working to Ensure No-Fee Access to CRS Reports

ALA is working with a broad coalition to ensure no-fee online public access to all Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. While CRS reports may be requested by constituents from their legislators, this is a slow and unreliable process and there is no way to know what reports have been produced. Additionally, several private companies sell CRS reports to those who ... Read More »

Fort Huachuca Army Installation Library Closed

ALA recently learned about the pending closing of the library on the Army installation Fort Huachuca in Arizona. We are especially concerned because this is part of a pilot program that could provide impetus for further library base closings throughout the country. Our contacts reported that the Northeast Region Office (NERO) — which includes bases such as Fort Belvoir, Fort ... Read More »

The ALA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation, during Sunshine Week 2007, that represents an important step towards open government and away from policies that came about over the past few years to restrain laws that legally release government records and federal employees from reporting concerns. The ALA is part of a broad coalition for support of ... Read More »