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Section 702: Advocates brace for surveillance reform fight

With fewer than 90 calendar days remaining before the expiration of section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), this week ALA¬†joined the ACLU and a host of other major national privacy advocates in calling on the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee not to reauthorize the program without…

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House approves full IMLS, LSTA and IAL funding for FY 2018

Today, the full House of Representatives voted as part of a large spending package (H.R. 3354) not to make any cuts in federal funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including all funding for its programs under the Library Services and Technology Act, and for the Department…

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Congress examining Title 44 and the Federal Depository Library Program

Congress’ Committee on House Administration this year began examining Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which is the authority for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Government Publishing Office (GPO). This process is an important opportunity for librarians to advocate for improvements to the FDLP and public access…

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Top 10 things to know (and do) about saving library funding

The talk of Washington and the library community (when people aren’t talking about the President’s tweets, anyway) is the recent recommendation by the President to completely eliminate funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including their library funding implementing the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and…

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