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Five women who stood up for the public’s right to know.

Sunshine Week—a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information—is on the horizon. Held on March 11 through March 17 this year, Sunshine Week occurs annually, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday and National Freedom of Information Day on March 16. During Sunshine…

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Look Back, Move Forward: Library Services and Technology Act

Thank you to everyone for sharing your #SaveIMLS stories. Please keep it coming – more than 7,700 tweets (nearly doubling our count since last Thursday). As we prepare for the appropriations process, here’s a look back on how ALA Council resolved to support the Library Services and Technology Act in June…

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Look Back, Move Forward: Freedom of Information Day

At the tail end of this year’s #SunshineWeek, let’s take a quick moment to #FlashbackFriday (or should we say #FOIAFriday?) to 29 years ago yesterday, when the American Library Association began celebrating Freedom of Information Day. In honor of the day this year, ALA presented U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana with…

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Look Back, Move Forward: network neutrality

With news about network neutrality in everyone’s feeds recently, let’s TBT to 2014 at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the ALA Council passed a resolution “Reaffirming Support for National Open Internet Policies and Network Neutrality.” And in 2006—over a decade ago!—our first resolution “Affirming Network Neutrality” was…

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Look Back, Move Forward: librarians combating misinformation

Librarians across the field have always been dedicated to combating misinformation. TBT to 1987, when the ALA Council passed the “Resolution on Misinformation to Citizens” on July 1 in San Francisco, California. (The resolution is also accessible via the American Library Association Institutional Repository here.) In response to the recent dialogue on…

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