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European library association launches “right to e-read” campaign

In 1995, UNESCO designated April 23rd as World Book and Copyright Day, a day to celebrate literature, authors, and reading.  It is therefore fitting that the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) has marked the same date

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Two billion for E-rate provides “2-for-1” benefits”

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) called on (pdf) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy newly identified E-rate program funding to boost library broadband access and alleviate historic shortfalls in funding for internal connections. In response to the FCC’s

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Posted in E-Rate, Funding, OITP, Public Libraries

House budget dismisses role of IMLS

In a new budget released today from Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the House Budget Committee Chairman denounces the critical role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) plays in supporting civic engagement, literacy and lifelong learning in more

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Posted in Funding, OGR

Supreme Court: “Stop warrantless cell phone searches”

Today, the American Library Association and the Internet Archive joined forces to file a “friend of the court” brief in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. Brima Wurie, two Supreme Court cases examining the constitutionality

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Posted in Library Advocacy

Mr. President: Libraries are rungs on the ladder of opportunity

In a statement released today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling connected the dots in her response to President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address. Key themes from the speech that form the basis of library services

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