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ALA Washington Office, YALSA Announce Winner of National Library Legislative Day 2007 Student Contest

The ALA Washington Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) are pleased to announce that the winner of the National Library Legislative Day 2007 Student Contest is Danny Chapman of Lake Forest, Ill. For his winning entry – entitled “Check Out the Future” – Danny has won a…

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State Library E-Rate Coordinators Converge on Herndon, VA

Did you know that even though the E-rate program makes $2.25 billion available annually to libraries and schools for telecommunications service, Internet access and related costs, libraries have traditionally made up less than 5% of the program? The reasons for this are many, including the impact of CIPA legislation and…

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Save the Date: National Library Legislative Day 2007 – May 1 & 2!

On May 1 & 2, 2007, librarians of all kinds are invited to Washington, DC, for an event like no other: National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). NLLD is a two-day event in which people who care about libraries participate in advocacy and issue training sessions, interact with Capitol Hill insiders,…

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Keep Your Community Prepared with Help from Ready Campaign

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The Advertising Council released new public service advertisements (PSAs) to support the Ready Campaign. Ready is a national public service advertising campaign produced by DHS and the Ad Council that is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and…

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Help ALA, ATA Work to Make NIH Research More Accessible

ALA is a member of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access (ATA), a coalition of over 60 library, non-profit, and patient advocacy groups. Through the ATA, we are working on various aspects of improving public access to taxpayer-funded research. One continuing area of interest is the actions taken by the National…

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