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District Dispatch Podcast #11

Episode District Dispatch Podcast #11 Cast Andy Bridges, Communications Specialist, ALA Washington Office Miriam Nisbet, ALA Legislative Counsel Subject Nominations needed for the James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award! Each year, on Freedom of Information Day, the Madison Awards are presented by ALA to…

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IMLS Calls for 2007 National Award for Library Service

PRESS RELEASE IMLS Calls for 2007 National Award for Library Service Application Deadline: February 15, 2007 Washington, DC — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting nominations for the agency’s 2007 National Award for Library Service. The deadline is February 15, 2007. This award is the highest…

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Closed Doors; Open Democracies? — A National Dialogue with Government Openness Experts

Second Annual National Event Will Explore Government Secrecy and Openness Join Ira Flatow, host and executive producer of NPR’s Science Friday, and two panels of government and other experts in a national dialogue addressing issues of access to government information, including the impact of government suppression and manipulation of scientific…

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President Bush’s FY 2008 Budget Request – Detailed

On February 5, President Bush released a $2.9 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2008 budget request that eliminates or sharply reduces 141 programs. While the Administration requests a sharp increase in defense spending, it significantly reduces entitlement spending to meet the goal of balancing the budget by 2012. Despite the extremely…