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ALA celebrates 10 years of Google Policy Fellows

Last Friday, we said goodbye to our 2017 Google Policy Fellow Alisa Holahan. The week before her departure, she and OITP hosted a lunch and discussion for this year’s cohort of Google Policy Fellows. Similar to the six Policy Fellows lunches we have hosted in the past (in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011), the gathering was an opportunity ... Read More »

Voting now open! Bring ALA to SxSW

For a third year, ALA is planning for Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. As in years past, we need your help to bring our programs to the SXSW stage. Public voting counts for 30 percent of SXSW’s decision to pick a panel, so please join us in voting for these two ALA programs. YALSA Past President Linda Braun ... Read More »

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is live!

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is live! The App Challenge is an annual congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local events hosted by the Members of Congress. Between now and November 1, high school students from across the country will be busy creating an app for mobile, tablet or computer devices. This year, there ... Read More »

Applications for Libraries Ready to Code grants now open

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Those of you who signed up for email updates for the Libraries Ready to Code grant program got a sneak peek of the application last Friday. Today, it’s out for the world! Check out the Libraries Ready to Code website for all the details you’ll need to apply. We are accepting applications now through August 31, 2017. Libraries interested in ... Read More »

ALA comments filed at the FCC

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Today, ALA continues the fight for an open internet for all. In comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ALA questions the need to review current net neutrality rules and urges regulators to maintain the strong, enforceable rules already in place. “Network neutrality is all about equity of access to information, and thus of fundamental interest to libraries,” said ... Read More »