Tag Archives: Emily Sheketoff

Free Wi-fi in the Allegheny Mountains

Last week, Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office, Cathleen Bourdon associate executive director of ALA Communication and Member Relations, and I (staff lackey) took a road trip to the Snowshoe resort in West Virginia to speak at the West Virginia Library Association Conference. The five-hour drive from D.C. to Snowshoe, W.V., was a pastoral ... Read More »

American Library Association applauds unanimous ruling in two civil liberties cases

#169973291 / gettyimages.com Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Fourth Amendment when they ruled in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. Brima Wurie that officers of the law must obtain warrants before they can search the cellphones of arrestees. The two cases began when police officers searched the cell phones of defendants Riley ... Read More »

OITP goes global: sharing ideas across borders

Greetings! I am Margaret Kavaras, the new Google Policy Fellow working with the American Library Association (ALA), and a recent graduate of George Washington University. June 9th marked my first day at the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), and already, I had the unique experience of attending a meeting with Polish librarians and directors. As part of the ... Read More »

FCC leader to talk net neutrality at 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

How does the recent net neutrality court case impact the public’s right to know? Learn how the Federal Communications Commission is addressing network neutrality issues at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Gigi Sohn, special counsel for the Federal Communications Commission’s External Affairs will discuss net neutrality during the conference session “Information Manipulation Part I: ... Read More »

Hundreds of library champions gather in Washington for 40th 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 5—6, 2014, more than 420 librarians, patrons, teens and parents met with members of Congress to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s 40th annual National Library Legislative Day. The event focused on supporting federal funding for ... Read More »