PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
ALA endorses the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...
But we'd like one small change to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act -- to the inclusion of anchor institutions. ALA joins SHLB, SETDA, and COSN in an appeal...
The Digital Equity Act is in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act!! ALA has been advocating for this for a couple of years... and yes more $ for libraries.
Still need help to get the Build America's Libraries Act into the budget resolution/budget reconciliation bill. You can raise your voice especially useful if your senators/representative have not yet co-sponsored:
Have questions about the Emergency Connectivity Fund? Check out the recording of the FCC's newest Q&A webinar, and all their ECF resources. Application deadline is approaching...
ALA partners with museum groups, CDC, IMLS, and other groups on the Communities For Immunity initiative – working to disseminate information about vaccines to help build confidence in the Covid vaccines
ALA publishes new resource: how to conduct a library tour with your legislators
What is "reasonable access" for library digital books? Maryland Library Association publishes a statement.
and press release includes quote from ALA President Patty Wong:
ALA partners with NonProfit Vote for National Voter Registration Day
First in-person advocate/lobbyist happy hour for Alan/ALA
NEWS AND ARTICLES
Yolo County supervisor goes door-to-door to get input on how to spend funds: Angel Barajas is seeking community input on American Rescue Fund expenditures. What's happening in your community? Opportunity for libraries (of all types)?
Brookings Institution's Brown Center Chalkboard: "Public libraries continue to adapt, enriching communities across America"
From our friend and colleague Shannon Mattern: "Long live all our public libraries" in the N.Y. Daily News.
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations
American Library Association
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