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Libraries educate today’s workforce for tomorrow’s careers

This article was originally posted on The Scoop. A five-person panel of Ohio community leaders explored employment issues August 9 during “Libraries Educate Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Careers,” an event organized by four Ohio library partners and the American Library Association. The discussion—which focused on libraries as an essential component…

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ALA urges Commerce Department to reject Census citizenship question

The American Library Association (ALA) has joined 144 groups in opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form. ALA is a signee of a letter submitted August 1 by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to the Department of Commerce, which oversees the US…

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Perkins CTE reauthorization supports library role

The president this week signed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins CTE), likely to be the only significant education policy legislation to pass in the 115th Congressional Session. The bill supports the role of libraries in implementing education programs. Congress provides more than…

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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…