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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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Senate stands up for net neutrality, what’s next?

Today, the Senate voted 52-47 to pass legislation under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block the FCC’s troubling December 2017 rollback of its 2015 net neutrality rules. We’re excited to see the Senate following the will of the people and voting to keep the internet free and open. The…

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Arguments supporting preservation ignored

At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Music Modernization Act (S.2344) otherwise engaged Senators were not interested in preservation concerns brought to their attention by Meredith Rose from Public Knowledge (PK). In addition to PK, Meredith spoke on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), the Music Library Association (MLA),…

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Ready to Code high school library teaches students to teach computational thinking

In this video Phoenix City Councilmember Daniel Valenzuela interviews Maryvale High School Teach-Librarian Jean Kilker and Libraries Ready to Code Learning Research Consultant Caitlin Martin about their unique Ready to Code program. Kilker and Martin describe how high school students interested in early childhood development careers are learning the importance…

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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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