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Advocacy Alert: #FundLibraries 2020 Campaign

March 20, 2019 Kara Malenfant 0

The White House recently released its budget proposal for FY2020. Once again, the administration has proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides approximately $189.3 million in direct funding to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The proposal also cuts the Innovative […]

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ALA Webinar: Libraries and the 2020 Census (Feb. 27)

February 22, 2019 Kara Malenfant 0

Join ALA on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, for the free webinar Libraries and the 2020 Census, from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Eastern) | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Central) | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain) | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Pacific). State and local governments are organizing for the upcoming 2020 Census, and libraries of […]

Primer for Protecting Sensitive Data in Academic Research

December 4, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL’s new Primer for Protecting Sensitive Data in Academic Research, prepared by the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC), is a communication resource about providing protections for sensitive data that may be used or produced in the course of conducting academic research. This primer provides  a quick grounding in […]

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ALA Seeks Policy Corps Applicants

November 6, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

ALA invites library advocates to apply to join the ALA Policy Corps. The deadline for applications is November 16. The corps initiative aims to strengthen advocacy related to key national library policy areas—ranging from broadband equity and copyright, to federal funding and STEM education, to privacy and cybersecurity. The corps’ […]

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Significant Copyright Legislation Advances

October 5, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

Members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) — the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, and ACRL — have been deeply engaged in recent noteworthy legislation affecting copyright. On September 25, 2018, after more than a decade of advocacy by the library community and our allies, the U.S. House of […]

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ACRL Announces Recipients of Sponsored Scholarships to OpenCon

September 18, 2018 Kara Malenfant 0

The ACRL Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Debbie Feisst and Willa Liburd Tavernier as sponsored scholarship recipients to attend OpenCon 2018 in Toronto, Canada, November 2-4, 2018. Debbie Feisst is Public Services Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries in Edmonton, […]