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2017 WHCLIST award winner announced

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office announced that Lori Rivas of Newhall, CA is the winner of the 2017 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIST) Award. Given to a non-librarian participant attending National Library Legislative Day, the award covers hotel fees and includes $300…

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President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

This morning, President Trump released his budget proposal for FY2018. The Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS) is included in the list of independent agencies whose budgets the proposal recommends eliminating. Library funding that comes through other sources such as the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and…

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Top 5 myths about National Library Legislative Day

Originally published by American Libraries in Cognotes during ALA Midwinter 2017. The list of core library values is a proud one, and a long one. For the past 42 years, library supporters from all over the country have gathered in Washington, D.C. in May with one goal in mind –…

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WHCLIST accepting nominations for 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 WHCLIST award, which is sponsored by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) and the ALA Washington Office. Non-librarian participants of National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) are eligible for a chance to have some of their travel expenses…

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