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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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Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a NEW Summer Reading List? Customize, print and share these lists from ALSC today!

Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a NEW Summer Reading List? Customize, print and share these lists from ALSC today!


Mar 12
Courtesy of Cecil County Public Library: “What do Americans say about public libraries?”

Courtesy of Cecil County Public Library: “What do Americans say about public libraries?”


Feb 3
Black history books teach children about traditions, unsung heroes

Writing a story about children’s books to read during Black History Month is a painful process, trying to narrow down selections from the many great artists and illustrators who have published books during the past year. Fortunately, the American Library Association announced the Coretta Scott King awards, in addition to the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners, on Jan. 27, so their suggestions top our list of recommended books.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/02/4789739/black-history-books-teach-children.html#storylink=cpy

Black history books teach children about traditions, unsung heroes

Writing a story about children’s books to read during Black History Month is a painful process, trying to narrow down selections from the many great artists and illustrators who have published books during the past year. Fortunately, the American Library Association announced the Coretta Scott King awards, in addition to the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners, on Jan. 27, so their suggestions top our list of recommended books.


Jun 26

Jun 25
US film industry tries to weaken copyright treaty for blind people
Treaty to make copyrighted works available for visually impaired people – 90% of whom live in global south – coming up against film lobby

US film industry tries to weaken copyright treaty for blind people

Treaty to make copyrighted works available for visually impaired people – 90% of whom live in global south – coming up against film lobby


Jun 20
“The most disturbing part of this debate is that the Obama administration does not seem to know which side it should be on.” Kevin L. Smith on the Books for Blind Treaty in his article, By the time you read this, some people may have an easier time reading.

Jun 17

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