Note: We think it might be most useful if the subheadings reflected issues LITA members care about rather than the current divisions, but include general advocacy training as well. Digital Edge is advocacy training most specific to LITA.
Advocacy & Issues
LITA advocates for and participates in the adoption of legislation, policies, technologies and standards that promote equitable access to information and technology.
ALA Training and Tools
- Get an Edge on Advocacy @ your library with LibraryEdge.org
Library Edge is a new initiative to provide library leaders and technologists with training and tools they need to advocate for improving library technology and digital readiness.
- Turning the Page Online (PLA)
Free self-paced course to develop advocacy skills.
- ALA Advocacy, Legislation & Issues
- Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT)
- Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC)
- Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)
- United for Libraries
Reports and Resources
- District Dispatch (ALA Washington Office)
See especially posts on Cybersecurity, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, e-books, E-Rate, Network Neutrality, and OITP.
- ALA Task Force on Privacy and Confidentiality in the Electronic Environment - Report
The task force examined the impact of new technologies on patron privacy and the confidentiality of electronic records.
Issue suggestions (x denotes multiple people suggested):
transparency of how personal data are collected/used x
Opt-out of personal data X
Commitment to standards for data exchange
Diversity in technology
Privacy x x
Net neutrality x
Digital Rights Management
Open access/open research data
Right of first sale
CFAA reform (Computer fraud and abuse act)
ECPA reform (Electronic Communications Privacy Act)
DMCA reform (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
CIPA/COPPA reform (http://www.ala.org/offices/oif/ifissues/issuesrelatedlinks/cppacopacipa)
Digital Divide x