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Discussion Next conference call

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 01:25 pm

Happy Friday!

Thank you to those who participated in the Doodle poll!  It looks like the best time for our next conference call is on April 21st at 3:00pm EST.

Thanks,

Jessica

Discussion Update from Washington...

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 01:58 pm

Happy Tuesday!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the spring weather (it's finally warming up here!).  I wanted to let you know that we have begun a new monthly blog post. I will be compiling the letters that we participate in during the month and will do one post that includes them all.  We hope that this will help to keep you better informed on the goings on in DC. 

Jessica

Discussion St. Paul Public Library

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

This is a great example of a library doing what's needed to serve their community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWbgQLjXPIk

They discuss their changing community, digital literacy and e-government.

Discussion Madison and Cooke Awards

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 08:21 am

On Friday, March 14th the ALA awarded President Barack Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies the 2014 James Madison Award during the 16th Annual Freedom of Information Day in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, March 14th the ALA awarded President Barack Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies the 2014 James Madison Award during the 16th Annual Freedom of Information Day in Washington, D.C. The Presidential Review Group received the award for calling for dozens of urgent and practical reforms to the National Security Agency’s unlawful surveillance programs.

The ALA also presented the Open Government Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey the Eileen Cooke Award for improving citizen access to public records and meeting files. This award is named for Eileen Cooke, former director of the ALA’s Washington Office, honors an extraordinary leader who has built local grassroots awareness of the importance of access to information. 

For more information on this event, please see this District Dispatch article and/ or the press release.

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Discussion E-Government Services Subcommittee conference call (2/27 @ 3pm EST)

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

Good morning,

Our next call is this Thursday (2/27) at 3:00pm EST.  The agenda is attached and the call in information is below.

 Call in instructions:
1-866-903-8266
Pass code: 11692950

 Jessica

Discussion webinar blog post

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

We have also posted information about the webinars on the District Dispatch. (http://www.districtdispatch.org/2014/02/confused-e-government-services-p...)

Can someone please post the information to publib?

Also, as John mentioned, please feel free to post this where ever you think there might be interested librarians (state associations, etc.)

Thanks so much!

Jessica

Discussion Midwinter 2014

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

Good afternoon,

I'm attaching the agenda for our meeting during Midwinter (Saturday, 1/25, 4:30-5:30pm, PCC - 112 A).

I look forward to seeing you in Philly!

Jessica

Discussion Interesting article on the government shutdown

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 09:07 am

Happy Monday!

I thought that you might be interested in this article on the government shutdown and its affect on government information.  http://www.bespacific.com/e-government-information-and-public-access-imp...

Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Jessica

Event E-Government Services Subcommittee Mtg. at MW 2014

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

Our E-Government Services Subcommittee Mtg. at MW 2014 will be held on 1/25 from 4:30- 5:30pm EST in PCC - 112 A.

Discussion Oppose bill language that would hamper public access!

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 03:06 pm

In case you missed this on the District Dispatch this morning:

In case you missed this on the District Dispatch this morning:

Today there is bill language making the rounds in Congress that would delay public access to federally-funded research. The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2013 (FIRST) would restrict public access to articles reporting on federally-funded research for up to three years after initial publication. This delay is  two years longer than what is stated in the White House’s Office of Science Technology Policy memo Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research and two and a half years longer that what is proposed in the bicameral, bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).

ALA has joined in a letter (pdf) with 10 other national and regional library, publishing, and advocacy organizations expressing our strong opposition the current language in FIRST. We would encourage you to also contact your representatives; remind them that “Section 302 of the FIRST Act would turn back the clock on the substantial progress already made towards meaningful public access by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), undermine the widely-supported White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Directive on Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research, and put the U.S. at a severe disadvantage with the rest of the world in terms of policies that promote innovation and competitiveness.”

Please take a moment and use the Legislative Action Center to ask your representative to:

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ALA E-Government Services Subcommittee

Charge: To develop policy recommendations, legislative proposals and other strategies for the ALA Committee on Legislation related to the role of libraries and the delivery of E-Government services to the American public. The subcommittee shall seek involvement from the broadest range of interested units within ALA and promote collaboration to determine and meet the needs for policy, training, research, legislation and other activities related to libraries and E-Government services.

 

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