April Issue of the Washington E-Bulletin

The April issue of the AALL Washington E-Bulletin features several updates about our policy programs in Denver, including a reminder to register by June 8 for the full-day Creative Commons workshop, sponsored by the Copyright Committee. This month’s E-Bulletin also includes a progress report on several bills AALL strongly supports, links to two new Case Studies in our Advocacy Toolkit that describe recent successes at the state level, and summaries of a few interesting reports for your reading pleasure!

Here is the Table of Contents:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS—HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DENVER!

• Your Guide to AALL’s Annual Meeting Policy Programs Now Available
• Workshop Spotlight: Learn How to Implement Creative Commons Licenses for Your Library  (W4)
• Reminder: Register Today for 2010 Advocacy Training, Raising the Bar in Your State

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

• April Legislative Update
• Senate and House Judiciary Committee Chairmen Urge Department of Justice to Take Action on USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
• New Office of Government Information Service  Enhances Web  Collections of FOIA Resources

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

• SEAALL Program Highlights Importance of Chapter Advocacy
• New Case Studies Describe Recent Successes at State Level
• NOCALL Holds Advocacy Training during Spring Institute

FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie

• Memos Reveal Failure to Preserve Emails Contradicted DOJ’s Email Retention Policy
• Pew Report Examines How People Use Government Information Online
• Congressional Management Foundations Releases Gold Mouse Awards on the State of Congressional Web Sites

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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