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Breaking News: President Obama to Reveal Message to ALA Conference

On Sunday, President Barack Obama will release a special video message to ALA Conference attendees. The special message from the White House will air on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 8:30a.m. in the McCormick Convention Center, room South 100C. President Obama will discuss ways that libraries will serve as places…

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IMLS, USCIS to Make Announcement at ALA Conference

Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will open the Washington Office Update with a new announcement Saturday, June 29, at 8:30 a.m. as part of the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Susan…

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29 Additional Groups Stand for Privacy

This week, 29 additional organizations joined a national coalition demanding Congress initiate a full-scale investigation into the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The civil liberties coalition sent an open letter to Congress calling for a congressional investigative committee. The letter comes even as dozens of groups are organizing a nationwide…

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USA PATRIOT Act Revisited

New revelations of government surveillance programs are raising questions in the civil liberties community about ways to improve the balance between individual privacy rights and terrorism prevention. Library advocates are encouraged to participate in the “WE TOLD YOU SO…Proven Use of the “Library Provision,” an interactive session on surveillance issues…

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