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Washington Update offers inside look on national policies, legislation [video]

“All Politics Is Local: Positioning Libraries for Success in the Capital,” the ALA Washington Office update, featured District insiders including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Washington Office Update (3 of 6) from ALA Washington on Vimeo. Clyburn spoke about the role of libraries in the national broadband plan…

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ALA Washington Office honors former staffer with conference room-dedication ceremony

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office held a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the naming of the Mark A. Bard Conference Room today at the ALA Washington Office. The ceremony was an opportunity to honor Bard, who served as Information Technology Specialist in ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy…

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Institute of Museum and Library Services and Department of Labor announce new partnership

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration held a press conference today at the Washington Convention Center during ALA’s Annual Conference to announce a new partnership that will help job seekers access employment and training services in public libraries. “Public…

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Huffington Post piece highlights Library Adovcacy Day Rally

Carol Fitzgerald, co-Founder and President of TheBookReportNetwork.com and a supporter of the ALA’s upcoming Library Advocacy Day, has written an article for the Huffington Post titled “Libraries and Librarians Are Endangered Species: What You Can Do to Help” about the impact of funding cuts to libraries and the need to advocate…

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