[Libs-Or] Key library issues coming soon in Congress

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 22:42:32 PDT 2009

Key library issues coming soon in Congress
<http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=3605> September 08th, 2009 |
Category: OGR <http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?cat=17>

This week, both the Senate and House of Representatives returned from recess
to a full agenda.  In addition to health care reform, climate change, and
Senate appropriations, this fall will see several key library issues on the
Congressional agenda.  As we look at the ALA legislative priorities, library
advocates will need to be prepared to take action on the following issues:

   - Support for the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2009 – Open
   access to federal funded research reports is a key element of access to
   government information and transparency in government;
   - Push for reauthorization of the Library Services and Technology Act
   - Reform surveillance laws to protect patron privacy including resolution
   of Section 215 and related provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act, reform of
   national security letters and other policies;
   - Support for health care reform to help library budgets and cover
   library employees.

Got questions?  Want to know more about these issues?  Feel free to call or
email us, and, in the coming weeks, stay tuned to the District
Dispatch<http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch>and the ALA
Legislative Action Center <http://capwiz.com/ala/home/> to become familiar
with the current bills and issues and to be prepared for communicating with
your senators and representatives.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on these and
other issues.

Lynne Bradley <mail://lbradley@alawash.org/>, Director
ALA Office of Government Relations

Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR  97365
Work phone & fax:  541-265-3066
Work email:  diedre at beachbooks.org
Home email:  diedre08 at gmail.com
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