Tag Archives: Congress

Copyright Office should modernize its operation

Old library card catalogue

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has mulled its way through 16 well-attended and sometimes contentious hearings on comprehensive copyright reform since 2013. Thursday’s hearing—“the U.S. Copyright Office: Its Function and Resources—sounds like one that keen copyright followers might think is mundane enough to skip, but they would be wrong. The Office’s functions tremendously affect how libraries, businesses, authors, and other ... Read More »

New Year, New Congress webinar

Closeup of a handshake.

With a new year comes a new Congressional session, which means it’s time to build relationships with new and returning policy makers alike. Join Stephanie Vance for a free webinar outlining the seven things you can do immediately to be sure your legislators understand the value you bring to their constituents. We’ll look at how to introduce yourself to new staff, ... Read More »

Cromnibus Christmas / Chromnibus Chanukkah

President Obama addressing Congress.

The 113th Congress concluded its work in time to leave town for the holidays. While not the most productive Congress in terms of bills passed, the 113th was able to finish one of the mandatory “must do” items of funding the Federal government for Fiscal Year 2015. One might notice that while the Fiscal Year actually began October 1, for ... Read More »

“Face-to-Face with Congress” advocacy webinar

Library of Congress

Those of you interested in advocating on behalf of libraries might be interested in this one. The Congressional Management Foundation will be hosting a webinar entitled, “Face-to-Face with Congress: Before, During, & After Meeting with Lawmakers” on December 17, 2014 at 1pm EST. Using information pulled from a series of surveys, the report is aimed at providing citizens with guidance ... Read More »

CRS Resolution Introduced in the House

Yesterday advances were made in improving transparency in the federal government. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-5) and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) introduced the Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Resolution of 2012 (House Resolution 727), a resolution that creates a publicly available database of Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and would thereby “enhance our democracy to provide citizens with access to unbiased and ... Read More »