PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
Action/Upcoming: Hiring in ALA public policy/advocacy--two early career positions, one based in D.C. and one based in Chicago.
Action/Upcoming: Emergency Connectivity Act Second Window Announced--one more chance for applying, with at least $2 billion still available.
Video from Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel on library applicants for the Emergency Connectivity Fund
Statement of the Education and Libraries Network Coalition (EdLiNC) (ALA is a member) on the Second Window Announcement and need for long-term funding and endorsement of the SUCCESS Act
Upcoming: TPRC 2021 (formerly Telecommunications Policy Research Conference). I will be a moderator.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus endorses the Build America's Libraries Act (BALA)
Budget Reconciliation Bill: "It's Crunch Time for Library Supporters After $3.5 Trillion Budget Bill Passes House" in Publishers Weekly and features our Gavin Baker and Sari Feldman
ALA praises passage of the infrastructure bill in the U.S. Senate--includes the Digital Equity Act and other provisions that can benefit libraries
ALA developed video featuring Lauren Clossey of the State Library of North Carolina on National Voter Registration Day
"Senator Wants Copyright Office to Weigh in on Maryland Library E-book Law" in Publishers Weekly, features copyright counsel Jonathan Band
"Define 'Reasonable': Can Maryland's New E-book Law Help Change the Marketplace?" in Publishers Weekly, features copyright counsel Jonathan Band
NEWS AND ARTICLES
New executive appointments at the Library of Congress
Rep. Alexandria Occasion-Cortez shout out to libraries
What to Say When Someone Asks 'How Are You?' And Other Conversation Tips. Our communication skills have gotten rusty. Here are five ways to sharpen them.
Telecom history from the local historical museums in Delta & Montrose counties, Colorado. From my little vacation.
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations
American Library Association
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