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The mission of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) is to encourage research and publication on library history and promote awareness and discussion of historical issues in librarianship.

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Public Policy and Advocacy Office-Origin Documentation?

  • 1.  Public Policy and Advocacy Office-Origin Documentation?

    Posted Feb 11, 2024 07:16 PM

    The ALA Washington Office was founded in 1945. At some point after 2015 the name was changed to  Public Policy and Advocacy | About ALA

    The pdf at the PPA page on the ALA Website provides a history of the Washington Office from 1945-1995. But there is nothing to indicate when the name changed from Washington Office to PPA Office occurred.

    I cannot find a citation to the date when the formal name change took place from Washington Office to PPA. It may be in Executive Documents or minutes, but I cannot find news about this change in American Libraries.

    I would appreciate knowing where I might find documentation of the name change.

    -Thank you.



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    Kathleen de la Peña McCook
    Distinguished University Professor
    School of Information
    University of South Florida
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