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Author: Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner is the assistant director of knowledge management and communications at the American Library Association's Washington Office. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's in library and information science from Catholic University.

ALA announces Google Policy Fellow for 2018

The ALA Washington Office is pleased to announce that Heather Braum will serve as ALA’s 2018 Google Policy Fellow. She will spend ten weeks in Washington, D.C. working on technology and internet policy issues through the library lens. As a Google Policy Fellow, Braum will explore diverse areas of the…

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Making space for libraries on Capitol Hill during National Library Week

This post originally appeared on The Scoop on Friday, April 6. While libraries across the country are celebrating National Library Week (April 9–13), the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is representing libraries with events on Capitol Hill. To invite members of Congress and their staffers into the world of…

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Save the date for National Library Week in D.C.

The theme of National Library Week this year is “Libraries Lead.” ALA is looking forward to spotlighting libraries leading in areas like connectivity for tribal lands, in efforts that advance the new workforce through innovation and entrepreneurship, and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. We are also excited to…

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2018 Google Policy Fellowship applications now open

The American Library Association is excited to announce the opening of the application process for the prestigious Google Policy Fellowship program. For the summer of 2018, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., learning about national policy and completing a…

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Five women who stood up for the public’s right to know.

Sunshine Week—a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information—is on the horizon. Held on March 11 through March 17 this year, Sunshine Week occurs annually, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday and National Freedom of Information Day on March 16. During Sunshine…

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