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ALA urges swift action on E-rate reforms

Today, the American Library Association filed reply comments (pdf) with the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly reform the federal E-rate program so that our nation’s learners are connected to high-capacity broadband through libraries and schools (read the full ALA statement).

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Don’t Miss: Learn How to Maintain Teen E-Collections

Would you like to build a robust teen collection for your library? In “Maintaining Teen E-Collections,” a new Annual ALA program sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, participants will have the opportunity to talk to experts about building

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Posted in OITP, Public Libraries, Washington Office News

A couple of changes in OITP programs

As OITP became the focal point for ALA’s digital content activities, the scale and scope of our work increased significantly. Accordingly, in the past 18 months, responsibilities in the office have shifted. One change is that my efforts in our

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Check out the Maine Policy Review: Libraries and Information

The current issue (Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013) of the Maine Policy Review is an extraordinary compilation of library and information science articles. Though naturally there is some focus on Maine, the articles speak broadly to the current state and

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Posted in e-books, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Telecommunications

Get Ready for Next Week’s Nat’l Library Legislative Day

Prepare for the Event with Videos and Issue Briefs from Policy Experts From May 7–8, 2013, hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss key library issues with their members of Congress. In

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