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Taking it to the House for a #DayOfAdvocacy for #NetNeutrality

Thanks in large part to public pressure, the Senate voted to block the current Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to roll back strong, enforceable net neutrality rules. Now, action has moved to the House of Representatives. House leadership has said they will not schedule a vote on the Congressional Review Act…

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Libraries Ready to Code Collection beta release this week

This post originally appeared in American Libraries blog The Scoop on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. It is co-written by Marijke Visser, associate director and senior policy advocate at ALA’s Washington Office and Libraries Ready to Code project leader, along with Nicky Rigg, CS education program manager at Google. The American…

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Federal library funding remains stable as FY 2019 appropriations process moves forward

Months of advocacy by ALA members across the country has produced the first positive results for fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding as the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee voted today to provide level funding for the Institute of Museum…

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When my congressman visited me (or, How National Library Legislative Day came back home)

This guest post is contributed by Jami Trenam, Associate Director of Collection Development at Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and past chair of the Minnesota Library Association’s Legislative Committee. As a first-year National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) coordinator for Minnesota, I was equally thrilled and anxious to…

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Libraries Ready to Code librarian offers tips for ALA conferences

Note: As we are on the cusp of ALA’s 2018 Annual Conference this week, Stephanie Frey from Georgetown County (SC) Library System takes a look back at ALA’s  2018 Midwinter Conference and offers tips for making the most of your Annual Conference. Keep reading for more information on the Libraries Ready to…

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