Library Advocates

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The American Library Association's Washington Office tumblr. We post about federal policies that affect libraries, including copyright, privacy and access. We also post about ebooks and, admittedly, the occasional library fluff.

Library Advocates

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Sep 30

ensnaring-birdcages:

Finally got my ALA membership. And have plans to go to Midwinter in January. Woo!

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Woohoo! See you there!


Sep 29

The American Library Association today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,”  a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries.

The American Library Association today announced the launch of “Progress in the Making,”  a new educational campaign that will explore the public policy opportunities and challenges of 3D printer adoption by libraries.




Sep 26
The advent of the digital age does not, of course, negate important forms of intellectual endeavor such as poetry, but does raise questions about how these forms of traditional communication extend online. And for the American Library Association, there are further questions about how libraries may best participate in this extension. Then there is the question of how to convey such library possibilities to decision makers and influencers.
-Alan Inouye, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

The advent of the digital age does not, of course, negate important forms of intellectual endeavor such as poetry, but does raise questions about how these forms of traditional communication extend online. And for the American Library Association, there are further questions about how libraries may best participate in this extension. Then there is the question of how to convey such library possibilities to decision makers and influencers.

Alan Inouye, director of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy



Sep 25
"We as librarians have worked very hard to establish ourselves as digital leaders in our communities, but the needs are increasing," says Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association, which conducted the study with the University of Maryland’s Information Policy & Access Center. "We need to continue to do more to connect poor communities — and connect them at the speeds that they need."
-excerpted from How Rural and Suburban Libraries Bridge the Digital Divide

"We as librarians have worked very hard to establish ourselves as digital leaders in our communities, but the needs are increasing," says Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association, which conducted the study with the University of Maryland’s Information Policy & Access Center. "We need to continue to do more to connect poor communities — and connect them at the speeds that they need."

-excerpted from How Rural and Suburban Libraries Bridge the Digital Divide



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