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Facilitate Democracy at Your Library

As a part of our commitment to democracy, we encourage librarians to use their library’s website to promote Vote 411, a new tool the League of Women Voters provides that helps people register to vote, and offers information on voting requirements and state deadlines. The American Library Association’s support of Vote 411 comes off the heels of the ALA Council’s ... Read More »

ALA Washington Office Staff Share Advocacy News at National Conference

Staff members from the American Library Association Washington Office discussed the latest on legislation, policy and regulatory issues on Saturday, June 23, 2012, during the “Washington Update” session at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Washington Office staff from both the Office of Government Relations and the Office for Information Technology Policy discussed e-books, cybersecurity, ... Read More »

Rich Harwood Discusses Strengthening the Community at 2012 ALA Conference

Richard C. Harwood, president and founder of the nonprofit Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, spoke to a packed conference room last week at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference about the potential for libraries to strengthen their role in communities and improve civic life. More than 20,000 library supporters attended the national conference, which took place in Anaheim, ... Read More »

E-Rate Expert John Noran Speaks One-on-One with ALA Conference Attendees

The American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy hosted a face-to-face question- and-answer session with John Noran, senior manager of the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) administers the E-rate program. Noran met ... Read More »

An Anaheim Evite to Explore Diverse Approaches to E-Content

As digital content continues to grow in diversity and importance, libraries must make use of multiple strategies to support access for their users. ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group has been exploring issues of business models, advocacy, education, accessibility, privacy, and libraries as providers of content. But innovative approaches to making digital content available are taking place in many ... Read More »