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Missed Annual? Check out these presentations from the Washington Office Saturday Morning Briefing #ala11

Given the recent surge in natural disasters across the country and a change to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy that now designates libraries as temporary disaster facilities, this year’s Washington Office Saturday morning program tackled disaster preparedness. Guest speakers discussed what libraries should do to be ready for all emergency situations — from hurricanes to library fires. Rebecca Hamilton, ... Read More »

Conference-goers, don’t miss “The Future is Now! E-books and Their Increasing Impact on Library Services” #ala11

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) will hold a program addressing the increasing significance of e-books and their impact on libraries during the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program, titled “The Future is Now! E-books and Their Increasing Impact on Library Services,” will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 5:30 ... Read More »

Department of Commerce seeking input from librarians for new digital literacy portal

ALA Washington Office to host interactive roundtable with NTIA at Annual Conference Now that DigitalLiteracy.gov, an online portal offering a host of resources, is up and running, the Department of Commerce wants to ensure this tool is not only used by libraries and librarians but also enhanced by them. U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) created ... Read More »