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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…

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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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