PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES
--> Now: Seeking applicants for Deputy Director in charge of digital inclusion and broadband policy for ALA. Please forward to interested folks!
--> Now: Apply to be a member of the ALA Policy Corps, Cohort IV. Tell your colleagues!
Article in American Libraries: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/catching-up-with-ala-policy-corps/
Press Release: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2021/10/ala-seeks-applicants-national-policy-corps
--> Now: Register for ALA's LibLearnX conference in January-presented virtually. Join us!
ALA Welcomes Removal of Offensive 'Illegal aliens' [Library of Congress] Subject Headings
ALA applauds congressional passage of digital equity funds available to libraries
(and President Biden has subsequently signed it into law. So now the next phase of work begins towards getting money to libraries)
ALA w/ the Association of Tribal, Archives, Libraries & Museums, filed comments w/ the FCC on tribal libraries & e-rate. Change tribal library definition for more participation, expand board membership to include tribal representation.
ALA endorses nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn to the FCC and Alan Davidson to NTIA. ALA joined a group letter organized by Free Press and other civil society groups, and a second letter organized by SHLB and NDIA:
ALA and ACRL joins amicus brief on Hepp v. Facebook (thanks EFF) on Section 230. The Court has since denied the request for en banc review.
Ellen Satterwhite (big time library supporter in the inside-the-beltway policy/communications world) departs the Glen Echo Group and joins Patreon as head of US Policy. I attended her going away party.
NEWS AND ARTICLES
"Lawmakers Expand Inquiry into Library E-book Market," Publishers Weekly. Sen. Wyden and Rep. Eshoo send letters to 9 ebook distributors.
Article on Jason Broughton, new director, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress -- in The Hill.
Text and Data Mining of In-Copyright Works: Is It Legal? By Pam Samuelson in CACM.
Deborah Fallows on libraries: "Libraries Lead the Way--Again"
Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.
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