PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
--> Action. Urge your Legislators to #FundLibraries in FY2023! Please ask that they sign onto the Dear Appropriator letters for the LSTA and IAL.
--> Action. Organizations: Please endorse the Airwaves for Equity proposal to dedicate some spectrum auction revenue for digital equity & inclusion. Funds would flow to libraries & other community anchor institutions – relevant for all library types.
--> Action. Please sign up/endorse the Unite Against Book Bans campaign
--> Action. Hiring a project coordinator, based in our Washington office. Apply or let your friends know!
--> Action. Third window for the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund opens April 28 and closes May 13.
Congratulations to Jim Neal, named as the 2022 recipient of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. Look for the award reception on Monday during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference
The American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' We Can Do This campaign to share trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines with parents and families with children. Managed by the PPA Office.
Report update: State legislative efforts on library digital books as of April 4th.
Many Members of Congress acknowledge libraries during National Library Week (this was a PPA campaign). See @librarypolicy for many of them retweeted from the Members' accounts. Here is one:
"The Easy, Ugly Impulse to Ban Books and Punish Librarians and Teachers: The Founders would recognize it-and be ashamed by it." By Paul Rosenzweig
SHLB Annual Reception had a great turnout; ALA was a sponsor
Benton Institute for Broadband and Society 40 years; ALA was a sponsor
NEWS, ARTICLES, RESOURCES
"Blackstone Ends Library Embargo" in Publishers Weekly
LETTER: Wilton Library Staff, Trustees Urge CT Lawmakers to Support Bill Making Digital Books More Affordable for Libraries
"Meet the 1,300 librarians racing to back up Ukraine's digital archives" in the Washington Post
"e-Lobbying vs. In-Person: Two Perspectives"
2022 Tech Trends Report and Briefings -- Future Today Institute
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations
American Library Association
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