Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from key ACRL committees, ACRL leaders, and the ALA Washington Office, the legislative agenda is prioritized and includes objectives for legislative action at the national level on issues that may affect the welfare of academic and research libraries. The ACRL Board of Directors recently approved the 2012 ACRL Legislative Agenda in time for National Library Legislative Day, April 23-24, in Washington, D.C.
The 2012 ACRL Legislative Agenda focuses on five priorities: public access to federally funded research, “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, government information, freedom of information act, and section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. Read the complete legislative agenda for more details.
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