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IMLS Calls for 2007 National Award for Library Service

PRESS RELEASE IMLS Calls for 2007 National Award for Library Service Application Deadline: February 15, 2007 Washington, DC — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting nominations for the agency’s 2007 National Award for Library Service. The deadline is February 15, 2007. This award is the highest…

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Closed Doors; Open Democracies? — A National Dialogue with Government Openness Experts

Second Annual National Event Will Explore Government Secrecy and Openness Join Ira Flatow, host and executive producer of NPR’s Science Friday, and two panels of government and other experts in a national dialogue addressing issues of access to government information, including the impact of government suppression and manipulation of scientific…

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President Bush’s FY 2008 Budget Request – Detailed

On February 5, President Bush released a $2.9 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2008 budget request that eliminates or sharply reduces 141 programs. While the Administration requests a sharp increase in defense spending, it significantly reduces entitlement spending to meet the goal of balancing the budget by 2012. Despite the extremely…


ALA President Leslie Burger Testifies Before Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

This morning, February 6, 2007, ALA President Leslie Burger testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), concerning the recent closure of several libraries in the Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA). EDIT: Video of the testimony now available. Click here. “As one…

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