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Success and empowerment in your library

As my time here as a Google Policy Fellow at the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) wraps up this week, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and helpful as I’ve

Posted in Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Summertime, and the lobbyin’ is easy…

District Dispatch is willing to bet that your Senators and Representative to Congress aren’t spending much time this summer wriggling their toes in the sand (unless you happen to live near the beach) or sipping espresso al fresco in Paris

Posted in Library Advocacy

How to advocate for libraries this summer

It’s August, and most political activities are moving to home districts for the summer. Fortunately, legislators return to local districts during this time, leaving plenty of opportunities for library advocates to schedule advocacy meetings or invite legislators to visit their

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New Senate USA Freedom Act best chance for real surveillance law reform since 2001

On May 22, as DD reported, the House passed a seriously flawed and dangerously weakened version of the USA Freedom Act — a bill intended to end the “dragnet” bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the NSA under the

Posted in Library Advocacy

Watch it live: Obama to sign workforce bill

After years of inaction, legislation is finally moving forward that acknowledges the ways that libraries work to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs. Today, President Barack Obama will sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a

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