Catch Up on April’s News from the Government Relations Office

We’re delighted to bring you the April edition of the Washington E-Bulletin, with news about the 2009 Day on the Hill Advocacy Training (the agenda is now online!), a summary of the important letters we’ve signed on to this month,  and much more. We also have exciting news [edit] from our chapters, including the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) on a recent trip to the Southwest Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) to talk about creating a Government Relations Committee (GRC), and an announcement from the Law Librarian Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC) about their new GRC! Plus, spend your free time wisely by taking a look at some new publications that we’ve carefully selected for your reading pleasure.

Here is the Table of Contents from the April Edition:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

-AALL 2009 Day on the Hill Agenda Now Online—Registration Deadline June 15
-List of Policy Track Programs for July 2009 AALL Annual Meeting Now Available

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

-AALL Sends Letter to National Archives on Maintaining Public Access to Presidential Documents
-AALL Joins Letter to Ask President Obama to Strike Balance with Intellectual Property Policy Positions
-President Obama Names the Chief Technology Officer
-Library 2.0 Symposium Explores the Future of Digital Collections
-CIA Keeps CREST Database for Limited Use at National Archives Facility
-Bill to Require Senators to File Reports Electronically Stalls in Senate

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

-CoALL Government Relations Chair Speaks at SWALL Meeting on the Benefits of Creating a Government Relations Committee
-LLSDC Announces New Government Relations Committee

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

-OMB Watch Reports: Obama Administration at 100 Days
-New Edition of the Government Printing Office Style Manual Now Available
-OpenTheGovernment.org and Partners Launch BailoutWatch.net
-Web 2.0 Experts Give White House Web site Low Marks
-General Services Administration Newsletter on Transparency and Open Government
-April News on the AALL Washington Blawg

[Posted by Emily Feldman/Edited May 1, 2009]

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