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First House Republican moves to restore net neutrality

Today, Representative Mike Coffman, R-Colo., took a big step to protect the open internet. In POLITICO this morning, he announced he would be signing on to a request for House leadership to hold a vote on the Congressional Review Act to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality rules. Congressman Coffman is…

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Ready to Code libraries in Rochester team up, offer coding education to underserved youth

This guest post was contributed by Libraries Ready to Code cohort members Julianne Wise, Rochester International Academy librarian, and Sarah Ryan, Montessori Academy librarian, both in Rochester, New York.  How can libraries increase access to coding education, especially for potential patrons who were previously underserved by library programs? We, Julianne…

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August CopyTalk: Controlled digital lending by libraries

CopyTalk is back after its short summer hiatus with a new webinar. Lila Bailey from the Internet Archive and Professor Michelle Wu from Georgetown University will present controlled digital lending. In a time of limited resources, libraries are always seeking to maximize their reach with decreasing funds. One way to…

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Libraries key to a fair, accurate 2020 Census, Senate appropriators say

Libraries are key to enabling participation in the upcoming 2020 Census, Senate appropriators said in a recent report. In its June 14 report accompanying the fiscal year 2019 funding bill for the U.S. Census Bureau, the Senate Appropriations Committee commented: The Committee urges the Census Bureau to conduct outreach to…

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FY 2019: House committee approves level funding for libraries

Federal funding for library priorities in fiscal year (FY) 2019 took another step in the right direction with Wednesday evening’s House Appropriations Committee approval of level funding for critical library programs Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Under the bill, which originated from…

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