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Now’s the time to stand up for libraries

With all that’s happened in Washington in the past year—threats to eliminate the federal agency that administers funding to libraries, legislation to stifle open access and the government shutdown—now is the time, more than ever, to stand up for libraries.

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ALA: Seeking Video Footage from Innovative Libraries

If your library uses federal funding to provide robust library services, the American Library Association’s Washington Office wants to hear from you. The ALA Washington Office is producing a series of videos that will educate legislators and policymakers about the

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Library leaders head to the White House

Last week, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) arranged a meeting to bring together library leaders with President Barack Obama’s Domestic Policy Council staff as part of the week long activities for National Library Legislative Day. As part

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Posted in Library Advocacy, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Hundreds Gather in D.C. for 39th 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 7–8, 2013, more than 350 librarians, patrons, trustees, educators and parents met with members of Congress to discuss key

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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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