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Federal librarian positions open

Two D.C.-based federal librarian positions opened this week. The application period for both positions spans Thursday, March 20, 2014 to Wednesday, April 02, 2014. One position is for the merit staffing announcement and the other is for external candidates. More

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Edge & libraries: putting community at the center

Guest blog post by Amelia Bryne, ALA OITP consultant, and Craig Gerhart, ICMA consultant. From 2011 to 2013, the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the International City/County Management Association have participated as part of a coalition of organizations to

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Posted in Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

OITP is hiring

Interested in information policy and libraries, and making an impact at the national level? If so, apply for a new position as an Information Policy Analyst at the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), which is based

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WILL Act Reintroduced in House

Last week, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) reintroduced H.R. 113, the Workforce Investment through Local Libraries (WILL) Act for the new 113th Congress.  This legislation proposes including libraries in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and is co-sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva

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IMLS holds Hill Briefing on Workforce Investment

Recently, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) sponsored a Congressional briefing titled “How Libraries Support Workforce Development.” The briefing featured several speakers from a variety of libraries and agencies that have seen firsthand the important role libraries have

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Posted in Funding, OGR, Public Libraries

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