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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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2018 WHCLIST award accepting nominations

Those interesting in participating in National Library Legislative Day 2018 take note – nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 WHCLIST award. The award, sponsored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office, is open to non-librarian, first time participants…


ALA invites nominations for 2018 Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office invites nominations for its Eileen Cooke State & Local Madison Award. The award recognizes an individual or group who has championed, protected, or promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know at the state or local level. The award…

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Washington Office’s fall interns summarize their experiences

This fall, we had two interns from the University of Maryland’s School of Information. Andrew Staton, a genealogist and soon-to-be archivist, and Rosalind Seidel, a soon-to-be a rare books and special collections librarian. We benefited greatly from all of their work to preserve the history of the Washington Office, and…

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2017 James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award recipient: my sister

Guest writer Pat May is the ALA Washington Office’s Director of Administration Last week I was honored to attend the presentation of the James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award – to my sister, Ruby Jaby. Awarded annually by the Citizens for Maryland Libraries and the University of Maryland’s…

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