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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 information: Reference Librarian Department Of Labor Job Announcement Numbers: MS-14-HRC-BOC-106 and DE-14-HRC-BOC-106 Provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory public services and ... Read More »

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 develop benchmarks for public access technology through libraries. Individually, Craig and I have supported the Edge Initiative by researching key ... Read More »

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 in Washington, D.C. You would have the opportunity to contribute to OITP’s diverse public policy portfolio, from telecommunications, E-rate, and ... Read More »

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 (D-AZ), and Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2). H.R. 113, is the exact same WILL Act bill that was introduced in the ... Read More »

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 been playing in helping patrons find work and offering training to small businesses. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) was in attendance ... Read More »