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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…

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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…

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

Noran with Kentucky E-rate consultant Katherine Adelberg
Noran with Kentucky E-rate consultant Katherine Adelberg

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 with individuals to answer E-rate questions for all states and local libraries. Each individual had the opportunity to speak with Noran for up to 30 minutes. I sat with Noran when he met with Kentucky E-rate consultant Katherine Adelberg. Adelberg spoke to Noran about bringing USAC representatives from Washington, D.C. to her school to discuss contract issues.

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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…

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