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“How do you plead?” Guilty on all counts for thinking E-rate is cool

#490607823 / gettyimages.com Phone rings. Caller asks: “What are you working on?” Answer: “E-rate.” Dinner conversation: “What did you talk about today, mom?” Answer (supplied by child 2 and 3 in unison): “E-rate.” Latest office joke: “Why is Marijke in

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The sweep of fair use guidelines

I occasionally conduct copyright workshops, particularly at state library associations. I like to talk about the purpose of copyright and of course, fair use. At the last conference, after I made some comments about fair use guidelines (pdf), a workshop

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New grant opportunity for early learning

The Department of Education is launching a new grant opportunity for preschool development grants.  This $250 million grant program will be available at the state level for early learning and literacy.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn about a

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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

Improving digital inclusion in Native communities

Today, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) released the study, Digital Inclusion in Native Communities: The Role of Tribal Libraries (pdf). The national study is the first to provide comprehensive data on the structure, activities, and needs

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