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Save the date for the 2014 national freedom of information day

Mark your calendars: the 16th annual National Freedom of Information Day conference will be held Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Newseum Institute’s annual conference brings together librarians, nonprofits, government

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ALA seeks nominations for 2014 James Madison awards

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award,

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American Library Association Honors Aaron Swartz with Madison Award

Today, the American Library Association posthumously awarded activist Aaron Swartz the 2013 James Madison Award for his dedication to promoting and protecting public access to research and government information. ALA President, Maureen Sullivan presented the award to Swartz’s family during

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Freedom of Information Day 2013

Please join us on March 15 to celebrate the 15th annual Freedom of Information Day at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The day will feature a key note discussion with First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams, subject of

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American Library Association presents 2011 James Madison Award to Patrice McDermott

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 jterry@alawash.org For Immediate Release March 16, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Library Association (ALA) President Roberta Stevens today awarded the 2011 James Madison Award to Patrice McDermott, director of OpenTheGovernment.org,

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