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Happy 72nd birthday to the Washington Office

ALA Washington Office

In 1945, the ALA announced the establishment of the Washington Office. It began operation 72 years ago today on October 1. The Washington Office was charged with educating and working with legislators and public officials to obtain funding and policies that benefit libraries and public access to information. In addition, the Washington Office was—and continues to be—responsible for making official ... Read More »

American Library Association Washington Office celebrates 65th Anniversary

In 1945, ALA founded the Washington Office to educate and work with legislators and public officials to obtain funding and policies that support libraries and public access to information. Over the years, the office’s work has been instrumental in many important wins for libraries, including the passage of the first bill enacted by Congress granting federal aid to public libraries ... Read More »