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2018 IMLS National Medals ceremony showcases how libraries transform

One of the best things about working in ALA’s Washington Office is the opportunity to attend celebratory events like the presentation of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medals, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums in service to their communities. Over the award’s 24 years,…

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Library supporters gear up for “year-round advocacy” at ALA’s 2018 National Library Legislative Day

Library advocates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill for more than 325 congressional visits in support of America’s libraries during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 44th annual National Library Legislative Day, May 7–8. Participants asked members of Congress to fully fund federal library…

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ALA spotlights broadband in Tribal and rural libraries for National Library Week

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office hosted senior policymakers, librarians and telecommunications experts from across the nation for a National Library Week luncheon panel to discuss broadband in Tribal and rural libraries on Thursday, April 12, in the U.S. Capitol Building. The panel, moderated by National Museum of the…

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Library makerspaces come to Capitol Hill with Digital Fab!

On Wednesday, April 11, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office along with Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.Mex.), hosted “Digital Fab! Libraries Advance Entrepreneurship and Innovation” in honor of National Library Week. The event, which took place on Capitol Hill, showcased library makerspaces and the important technology and services they…

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