PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
Upcoming: Second round of applications to the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund opens September 28
Upcoming: ALA Calls for 2022 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award Nominations
Upcoming: This week, the 49th TPRC, Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Information Policy, delivered virtually. Alan is moderating a session.
Build America's Libraries Act. Op-ed from Seattle and in Roll Call (from ALA President Patty Wong)
FCC proposing new rule so that tribal libraries will be eligible for the E-rate program. A long-time advocacy goal for ALA. On the FCC agenda for September 30 Commission meeting.
My article in the current issue of College & Research Library News focusing on academic libraries and opportunities in federal approps/infrastructure/budget reconciliation.
Digital books. U.S. Copyright Office issues letter on state ebook law/legislation in response to request by Sen. Tillis. ALA response.
Article on library ebooks in The New Yorker
Library Copyright Alliance comments on the Sovereign Immunity Study of the U.S. Copyright Office.
New PLA report illustrates critical digital role of public libraries
Rep. Slotkin visits Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library, which is directed by Juliane Morian, incoming member of our Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee
ALA Public Policy and Advocacy staff recognize Kathi Kromer
Alan attends SHLB happy hour to celebrate 300 members in the coalition. ALA is a founding member of the SHLB Coalition.
New report from SHLB and partners on reforming the contribution mechanism for the FCC's Universal Service Fund.
NEWS AND ARTICLES
FCC issues waiver for some deadlines for those impacted by Hurricane Ida
Dr. Carla Hayden completes 5 years as the Librarian of Congress!
Politico: Congress wakes up to its staff retention problems after Covid, bomb threats and riots
Roll Call: Why the 2024 presidential race will start later than expected
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
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American Library Association
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