May Washington E-Bulletin: Your Monthly Policy Round Up

The May edition of the Washington E-Bulletin is now available on our Web site.  This month, the Government Relations Office reviews the White House’s new Open Government Initiative; provides you with an update on the recent efforts of AALL and our New York chapters to support legislation to provide access to Congressional Research Service reports; and summarizes President Obama’s new Memorandum on classified and sensitive but unclassified information. In chapter news, we include a summary of the joint letter SNELLA and AALL sent to the Connecticut Appropriations Committee to oppose the proposed elimination of acquisitions funding for Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries. Plus, there’s plenty to explore in the  “Free Time Well Spent” section to guarantee you’ll never get bored!

Here is the Table of Contents from the May Edition:

UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE

-White House Open Government Initiative Met with Mixed Reviews
-AALL and New York Chapters Send Letters in Support of Access to Congressional Research Service Reports
-Government Relations Office Director and AALL Member Testify Before Congress
-AALL Signs on to Letters in Support of Transparency and Accountability
-Government Relations Office Updates Presidential Records Issue Brief
-President Obama Issues Call to Reduce Overclassification

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS

-SNELLA and AALL Send Letter to Connecticut Appropriations Committee on Court Library Funding Crisis

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

-Law Library of Congress Introduces New Web Resources
-Advisory Board Releases Recommendations on Privacy Policy
-Senate Votes Now Available in XML
-May News on the AALL Washington Blawg

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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