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Author: Shawnda Hines

Shawnda Hines is an assistant director of Communications at ALA's Washington Office. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Evangel University in Missouri. Before joining the ALA in 2016, Shawnda worked as press secretary and local media organizer for the national advocacy group Bread for the World.

ALA, Rosen Publishing release new “Libraries Ready to Code” video

Today, ALA and Rosen Publishing released the video “Libraries Ready to Code.” Introduced during Computer Science (CS) Education Week, the video depicts coding activities in public and school libraries and underscores how libraries can increase exposure and access to CS learning opportunities for youth. The video will be used as…

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ALA joins new network advocating for technology rights and opportunity

Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced its participation with a new coalition calling for greater rights and opportunity for all in national technology and media policymaking. The ALA joined 16 other organizations in signing onto “Technology Rights and Opportunity” principles advocating for policies that ensure freedom of speech and…

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One more week to join the Congressional App Challenge

Libraries around the country held workshops over the summer to teach students coding skills – now is the chance to show off those skills! This is the last full week for  students (high school and below) to submit entries for the Congressional App Challenge, which ends on Wednesday, November 2.…

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OITP on National Broadband Research Agenda

In response to a request from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Science Foundation, this week ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, along with our partners at the Benton Foundation, filed comments on the National Broadband Research Agenda. The NTIA’s Request for Comment (RFC) asked for help…

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