Action Alert: Support Federal Library Funding for FY 2019

March 14, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

The White House budget proposal for FY 2019 eliminated funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the majority of federal library funding. This places over $210 million in federal library funding at risk, just through the elimination of programs like the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) […]

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ACRL Supports AHA Statement Condemning Polish Law Criminalizing Public Discussion of Polish Complicity in Nazi War Crimes

March 13, 2018 ACRL Board of Directors 0

At the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, the ACRL Board of Directors signed on to an American Historical Association (AHA) statement condemning Polish law criminalizing public discussion of Polish complicity in Nazi war crimes. Issued in February 2018, the statement strongly condemns the bill drafted by the Polish legislature and […]

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2018 Legislative Day Travel Scholarship Recipients Announced

February 5, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL’s Government Relations Committee is pleased to announce that five ACRL members have been selected to receive travel scholarships to attend National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) in Washington, D.C., May 7-8, 2018, for the first time: Mohamed Berray, Social Sciences Librarian for Political Sciences, Public Policy, International Affairs and Coordinator […]

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This Week’s Activities to Save Net Neutrality

December 12, 2017 Kara Malenfant 0

From the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch blog: This Thursday, December 14, 2017, the FCC is expected to vote on a proposal from Chairman Ajit Pai that would rollback the strong, enforceable net neutrality protections established in 2015. The meeting will be webcast, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm EST. As […]

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Keep the Pressure on Congress to Protect Net Neutrality

December 5, 2017 Kara Malenfant 0

From the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch blog: Nearly 9,000 advocates have raised a library voice in favor of net neutrality over the past week, adding significantly to the outcry over the FCC’s draconian draft order rescinding 2015 protections. According to our action center dashboard, 27,319 emails have been sent […]

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Tell Congress Now to Save Net Neutrality

November 29, 2017 Kara Malenfant 0

Just before Thanksgiving, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai announced his plan to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order. This would do away with rules that limit the power of Internet Service Providers – like Verizon and Comcast – to slow websites, block mobile apps, or in any way […]

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Tell Department of Education to Make Libraries Grant-Eligible

November 6, 2017 Kara Malenfant 0

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is seeing public comments on its “Proposed Supplemental Priorities of Discretionary Grant Programs,” that is the areas where the ED plans to focus competitive grant programs, due Monday, November 13. Each time the ED revisits its priorities is an opportunity for libraries to demonstrate […]