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Attending National Library Legislative Day

This post was written by Yolanda Peña Mendrek, winner of the 2018 White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) Award. Where do I begin? A great many thanks to American Library Association for organizing National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a grassroots event held in Washington, D.C. Attending…

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Archived CopyTalk webinar now available

If you missed the May 3 webinar on the Creative Commons Certificate Program, you can now access the archived copy. Our speakers, Cable Green and Jennryn Wetzler work with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open content, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable,…

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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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NCWIT AspireIT Funding Opening May 1

This is a guest post from Jennifer Manning, Program Director of AspireIT Partnerships at the National Center for Women & Information Technology, which works with the ALA Washington Office’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative and NCWIT AspireIT to connect young women program leaders to public libraries to design and implement…

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