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Author: Emily Wagner

Emily is a deputy director of Advocacy Communications in the ALA's Advocacy and Public Policy Office. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's in library and information science from Catholic University.

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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#FundLibraries infographic now an audio description file, thanks to the Colorado Talking Book Library

Since the President’s budget proposal dropped (less than two weeks ago) library advocates have been voicing their support for the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Over 15,000 emails have been sent via the ALA Action Center. In order to help patrons of the national network of Talking Book and…

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ALA welcomes three Alternative Spring Break students

Today, we welcomed a new cohort of University of Michigan students to the Washington Office for a week-long internship in D.C. The internship is a part of the University’s School of Information “Alternative Spring Break” program. The students—Sophia McFadden-Keesling, Adrienne Royce, and Natalia Holtzman—will work on two projects related to…

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Celebrating transformative effects of E-rate

This is a guest post from Katherine Dean, our spring intern joining us from The Catholic University of America’s library and information science department. Katherine has 3 semesters left in her MLIS program and has been focusing her studies on cultural heritage information management and equitable access to information. She…

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ALA and NCTET celebrate the 20th anniversary of E-rate

Please Note: The Summit has been moved to room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to accommodate our larger than expected number of attendees. This month, ALA is teaming up with the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of E-rate! Join…

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