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“Outside the Lines” at ICMA

This week, many libraries are inviting their communities to reconnect as part of a national effort called Outside the Lines (September 14-20). Since my personal experience of new acquaintances often includes an exclamation of “I didn’t know libraries did that,”

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OITP Director appointed to University of Maryland Advisory Board

This week, the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland appointed Alan Inouye, director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), to the inaugural Advisory Board for the university’s Master of Library Science

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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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It must be “FCC month” at the ALA

Well, yes, almost any month could be “FCC month” with the number of proceedings that affect libraries and our communities, but September has been particularly busy. Monday we entered the next round of E-rate activity with comments in response to

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I left the E-rate Order on my desk last night

After schlepping the 176 pages of the E-rate modernization Order around since July 23 (when the Commission released the Order, voted on July 11), my bag is remarkably empty today. While I didn’t continually refer to it over the last

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