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Online Doc watching House Education and the Workforce Committee

by Virginia Pierce on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 03:21 pm

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2017 draft

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Activities of the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2017 draft

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Activities of the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired byCongresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), works on issues relating to the U.S. Education system and Workforce and provides oversight of policies administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired byRepresentative Brett Guthrie (R-KY), covers issues on post-secondary education. Some of the issues for which they have jurisdiction are: the Higher Education Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, all programs relating to museums and library services, and postsecondary career and technical education. In February 2017, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed as the new the U.S. Secretary of Education.

In the incoming 115th Congress, several bills have been introduced and have been referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee. These and any new bills or regulations will continue to be monitored. The most recent hearing which took place was held on February 7th called “Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.”

At the present time, there appear to be no direct or obvious impacts to academic libraries in legislative or regulatory proposals by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Higher Education Issues.  We will continue to monitor as issues may arise later in the year.

 

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ACRL Government Relations Committee

Discussion TimeLIne

by Clay Williams on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:32 pm

Date

Activity

Responsible parties

Fall 2016

Provide input on issues to include, volunteer to write sections, begin drafting

All government relations committee members

Date

Activity

Responsible parties

Fall 2016

Provide input on issues to include, volunteer to write sections, begin drafting

All government relations committee members

December 2016

Reach out to ACRL committee/section chairs, leaders (via acrleads@ala.org list) explaining process and that they will have opportunity to contribute. Ask them to consider including discussion time on their MW agendas, if they feel appropriate. Indicate specific instructions/details will be forthcoming.

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair,

January 2017

Seek input from key ACRL committee/section chairs, ACRL leaders (via acrleads@ala.org list), and the ALA Washington Office. Give deadline of Feb. 15. (Note: Could seek input by circulating draft for reaction, or not. Could seek nomination of issues by providing structured format - as in the style guide.)

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

January 2017

Seek input from ALA Legislative Assembly at ALA MW meeting.

Gov’t relations chair is formal ACRL representative to Leg Assembly

February 15 – March 26, 2017

Revise sections, add new issues (if necessary)

All government relations committee members

March 27, 2017

Submit penultimate draft to staff liaison for copyediting

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

April 3, 2017

Submit final agenda, with Board action form, to ACRL office for virtual vote

Gov’t relations chair/co-chair

April 7-11, 2017

ACRL Board pre-vote discussion period

Staff post agenda and action form to ALA Connect

 

ACRL Board voting period

Staff set poll in ALA Connect

 

Board decision communicated to Govt’ relations chair/co-chair

Staff

 

Promote approved ACRL legislative agenda (2 weeks before NLLD) through standard ACRL communication channels

Staff liaison

May 2-3, 2017 

National Library Legislative Day, Washington, DC

 

 

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ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion DRAFT: Library Bill of Rights Interpretation - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

by Eleanor Diaz (staff) on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

This is a draft interpretation that attempts to demonstrate how equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to the principles expressed in the Library Bill of Rights. Please share this draft widely. We appreciate any and all feedback on this draft document.

ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

File DCIG_Minutes_20170117

by Andrew M. Johnson on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

PDF File, 191.7 KB

ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the revised ACRL Statement on the Dissemination of Federal Research as presented in Doc 1.1?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm
Yes
100% (4 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4
ACRL Government Relations Committee

Discussion Conference Call reminder--number and access code

by Clay Williams on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Here is the information for the call this afternoon at 3 EST.

 

Dial-in Number (United States): (319) 527-9150
Access Code: 710122

ACRL Government Relations Committee

Online Doc From Midwinter--Barbara attended the Legislative update and here are the pertinent points

by Clay Williams on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

Agenda 

 

  • Government surveillance
  • Net Neutrality
  • Copyright (DMCA exceptions, Register of Copyrights Office)
  • Privacy (Email privacy, Executive order 12333)
  • HEA reauthorization

 

 

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Agenda 

 

  • Government surveillance
  • Net Neutrality
  • Copyright (DMCA exceptions, Register of Copyrights Office)
  • Privacy (Email privacy, Executive order 12333)
  • HEA reauthorization

 

 

Watchlist

 

  • FASTR
  • Marakesh Treaty (part of copyright?)
  • De-funding Concerns (NEH, NIH) 
  • Data collection and dissemination (NCES,  EPA, etc.)

Here's an article:  Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies  (from Politico, 01/24/17, cited in The Chronicle 2/2/2017)

"Federal agencies are clamping down on public information and social media in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency...."

The steps to mute federal employees — seen to varying degrees in the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of the Interior, Transportation, Agriculture and Health and Human Services — are sparking early fears of a broader crackdown across the government, as Trump vows to pursue an agenda sharply at odds with his predecessor."

  • Campus Carry Laws / CDC research on gun violence

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Online Doc Upcoming 2017 scholarship deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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