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  • 1.  Fwd: PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES (June 9, 2024)

    Posted 6 days ago
    Some of the excellent work ALA is doing at the federal policy level. 

    Federal policy supporting the work of libraries has been and continues to be one of the most important focus areas for libraries of all kinds!

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    From: Alan S. Inouye <ainouye@alawash.org>
    Date: Sun, Jun 9, 2024, 4:58 PM
    Subject: PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES (June 9, 2024)
    To: Alan S. Inouye <ainouye@alawash.org>


    PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES

     

    >> Upcoming:  Join us on Friday night at ALA Annual Conference in San Diego:  Acclaimed poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib to headline second annual Rally for the Right to Read

    https://x.com/UABookBans/status/1796634287103426754

     

    >> Upcoming:  ALA Public Policy & Advocacy programming at the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego

    https://www.ala.org/advocacy/advocacy-public-policy#alaac24

     

    FCC adopts $200 million pilot program for cybersecurity in libraries and schools. ALA has been advocating for this program and submitted comments in favor.

    https://www.ala.org/news/2024/06/american-library-association-welcomes-fcc-cybersecurity-funding-pilot-libraries-calls

     

    FCC adopts net neutrality rules -- ALA is a long-time supporter and submitted formal comments.

    https://x.com/ALALibrary/status/1783556658167165168

     

    FY25 federal appropriations is in full-swing. Thanks for the support on dear appropriator letters!

    https://x.com/LibraryPolicy/status/1790822659858542745

     

    Mychal on federal funding and support for libraries

    https://x.com/LibraryPolicy

     

    ALA joins letter led by the Internet Infrastructure Coalition to maintain Sec 230 in the public interest, especially for organizations such as libraries and medium-sized and small internet service companies.

    https://x.com/AlanSInouye/status/1793238440651161605

     

    ALA formally opposes the U.S. Department of Education proposal to sunset their academic libraries survey.

    https://x.com/LibraryPolicy/status/1788357605254918283

     

    Check out testimony from U.S. Representative McGovern -- he discusses projects made possible by the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program, for which he is a congressional champion!

    https://x.com/LibraryPolicy/status/1786099421979021802

     

    ALA joined the EFF-led amicus brief in McGucken v. Valnet in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Linking on the web via a server is not infringing on copyright.

    https://x.com/AlanSInouye/status/1796471863054676399

     

    FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel makes an appearance at the Connecticut Library Association conference, and pictured here with Ed Garcia, Chair, ALA Committee on Legislation.

    https://x.com/LibraryPolicy/status/1785378053339689161

     

    ALA's new deputy director for state and local advocacy, Amelia Aldred, checks out the Maine Library Association conference.

    https://x.com/LibraryPolicy/status/1793693823207694417

     

    ALA joins FCC comments of the Open Technology Institute/New America and other public interest orgs -- In the Matter of Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band and Expanding Flexible Use in Mid-Band Spectrum Between 3.7 and 24 GHz.

    https://x.com/AlanSInouye/status/1786997047477809367

     

    I attended the 30th birthday celebration of the Interfaith Alliance at the Planet Word museum. Inspired by the work of the Alliance in fighting for our 1st Amendment rights for all--and as national partners of Unite Against Book Bans.

    https://x.com/AlanSInouye/status/1795982917492953153

     

    Alan S. Inouye, Ph.D.

    Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations; Interim Associate Executive Director, Public Policy and Advocacy; and Interim Chief Advancement Officer

    American Library Association

    1615 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

    Washington, DC  20009

    Office 202-403-8218 ▪ Mobile 202-276-6738 ▪ ainouye@alawash.org

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  • 2.  RE: Fwd: PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY UPDATES (June 9, 2024)

    Posted 2 days ago

    Hello Aaron and all-

    I was just presenting in NJLA Public Policy committee meeting.  I mentioned the final numbers for the LSTA and IAL Dear Appropriator letters I saw in the ALA ED Report.  But I can't find the list of Senate and House legislators who signed to share with the committee.  Help and thank you-



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    Laverne Mann MLIS
    Director
    Cherry Hill Public Library, NJ
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