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Protecting public access to earth science information

This week, ALA sent a letter calling for continued funding for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library and public access to its collections and services.  USGS is a scientific agency within the Interior Department. The USGS Library bills itself as “largest earth science library in the world.” President Trump’s budget…

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Look Back, Move Forward: Freedom of Information Day

At the tail end of this year’s #SunshineWeek, let’s take a quick moment to #FlashbackFriday (or should we say #FOIAFriday?) to 29 years ago yesterday, when the American Library Association began celebrating Freedom of Information Day. In honor of the day this year, ALA presented U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana with…

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Deadline approaching for Madison Award nominations

Nominations for the James Madison and Eileen Cooke awards are due on January 20th.  Please nominate people / groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in…

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ALA seeks nominations for 2017 James Madison awards

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office is calling for nominations for two awards to honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know. The James Madison Award, named in honor of President James Madison, was established in…

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