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Provide Input on Federal Depository Library Program Task Force Report

January 14th, 2014 by Kara Malenfant in ALA No Comments

From the ALA Washington Office:

In June 2012, the ALA Committee on Legislation (COL) formed a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Task Force to discuss the future of the program and how ALA might develop consensus within our membership to present a united voice on policy considerations.  The COL FDLP Task Force is considering the development of a national preservation plan in order to analyze a variety of issues that ALA might consider in the near future. The COL FDLP Task Force released its report in June 2013 and is now seeking to discuss sections of the report with all parts of the American Library Association.  Your perspectives will be instrumental in advising COL and the Task Force on how ALA can lead change within the FDLP improving access to federal information.

Provide your feedback and learn more in these ways:

  1. webinar on Thursday, January 16, 2:00p.m. (If you are unable to participate during the live webinar, it will be archived.)
  2. survey open until February 14th, 2014.
  3. An open dialogue to explore the future of FDLP during the ALA Midwinter meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:30-11:30a.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 201 C. (Due to limited time and the need for focused discussions, only unit representatives will actively participate in the open dialogue.  However, observers are welcome to attend. The discussion at this session will center around the questions found in the survey.)

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