January Edition of the E-Bulletin

With the start of a new Administration and new Congress, January has been a busy month at the AALL Government Relations Office! We’ve summarized the major events of the past few weeks in the latest edition of the Washington E-Bulletin. This month, you’ll read about the President Obama’s recent Executive Order on Presidential Records and his memos on the Freedom of Information Act and Open Government and Transparency, the House of Representative’s progress on legislation to restore government accountability, a summary of a recent chapter visit with LLAM, and some links to some fun and interesting resources.

Here is the Table of Contents for the January Edition:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

-Nominations Open for Two AALL Government Relations Committee Awards
-AALL Travel Grants Available for the 2009 Annual Meeting

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

-President Obama Demonstrates Commitment to Open Government
-House Passes Legislation to Restore Transparency and Accountability
-New Administration Brings Changes to WhiteHouse.gov
-Government Printing Office Launches FDsys Beta Site
-NARA Seeks Director of Office of Government Information Services

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

-LLAM Hosts Government Relations Office for Advocacy Discussion

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

-New Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available
-Congressional Research Service Report Profiles the 111th Congress
-New RSS Feeds from USA.gov and PACER

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