Library Advocates

ALA Washington Office

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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Good week for libraries and copyright

A few years ago, attorneys representing the Ravens contacted the ALA to ask for support of their position.

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Good week for libraries and copyright

A few years ago, attorneys representing the Ravens contacted the ALA to ask for support of their position.

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“It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.”

Comedian and author Paula Poundstone (via juliyeti)

Speaking of which: ALA calls for accountability and transparency in nation’s surveillance laws


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