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It’s now or (almost) never for real NSA reform; contacting Congress today critical!

It was mid-summer when Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, answered the House of Representative’s passage of an unacceptably weak version of the USA FREEDOM Act by introducing S. 2685, a strong, bipartisan bill

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Free webinar: Making the election connection

From federal funding to support for school librarians to net neutrality, 2015 will be a critical year for federal policies that impact libraries. We need to be working now to build the political relationships necessary to make sure these decisions

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Getting on the same page

It can be difficult to respond to a question asked by a Member of Congress at a hearing when that person is talking about a different subject than you are and doesn’t know it. One observes a lot of talking

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Rep Holt praises library’s efforts

Representative Rush Holt (D, NJ) joined New Jersey State Librarian, Mary Chute and me at the East Brunswick Public Library.  We were celebrating the new law which opens up federal funding for libraries’ work to assist the unemployed.  We talked

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Update on cell phone unlocking

Who says that Republicans and Democrats can’t work together? Last week, bipartisan legislation was passed by the Senate! The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517) allows cell phone users–once their contract term with a service provider expires–the

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