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District Dispatch Podcast #5

Episode District Dispatch Podcast #5 Cast Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director, American Library Association – Washington Office Andy Bridges, Communications Specialist Subject ALA’s Midwinter Meeting 2007, to be held in Seattle, will be here in just 10 days, and Emily Sheketoff tells listeners about everything the Washington Office has in store.…

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OGR Hot Topics 2006

August 3, 2006 ALA submits testimony against Library of Congress cataloguing changes On July 27, the American Library Association (ALA) submitted testimony to the Committee on House Administration regarding the Library of Congress’ decision to cease the creation of series authority records and treat all series only via transcription in…

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Department of Education Calls for Comments on Proposed Priority for LSL

As in years past, the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education has proposed a priority under the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program, and the Department of Education is calling for comments regarding this proposed priority. Comments would need to be received by January 19, 2007. Improving Literacy Through…

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FBI Director’s Comments to Senate Reveal Continued Hostility Toward Libraries, Privacy

In a written response to the U.S. Senate, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert S. Mueller III again demonstrated that the Department of Justice fails to comprehend the role of libraries and the importance of privacy in the United States. The FBI submitted Mueller’s answers in response to written…

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Your Answers Needed Regarding Optional State Sales Tax Table

The IRS has asked if libraries would like to have a publication with directions on Optional State Sales Taxes. Please email Andy Bridges – – with a yes or no. Simple majority will rule. We must communicate your desires by December 29. More precisely, the IRS Distribution Center is…

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