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ALA ready to bring high-capacity broadband to libraries with FCC’s O’Rielly and Wheeler

The American Library Association congratulates Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly on their Senate confirmation to the Federal Communications Commission. As Senator Thune referenced in Wheeler’s nomination hearing last June, this is a pivotal time in communications history and it is

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Posted in E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

Connecting learners to high-speed internet

Following several months of intensive review and research, the American Library Association (ALA) asked (pdf) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday to accelerate deployment of the high-capacity broadband needed to serve students and learners of all ages through our

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Posted in Digital Divide, E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

IMLS, USCIS to Make Announcement at ALA Conference

Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will open the Washington Office Update with a new announcement Saturday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m. as

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Posted in Government Information, OGR, OITP

Hundreds Gather in D.C. for 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day

This week, hundreds of library supporters met in D.C. to speak with their legislators about the importance of libraries. From May 7–8, 2013, more than 350 librarians, patrons, trustees, educators and parents met with members of Congress to discuss key

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Posted in Events, Library Advocacy, OGR, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Making New Technology Available to Everyone in Baltimore

On November 14, I joined Enoch Pratt Free Library Director, Dr. Carla Hayden, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake to launch Baltimore’s efforts to bring e-books and e-readers to all the branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library System. The

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