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U.S. Senator Jack Reed Receives Honorary Membership to the American Library Association

U.S. Senator Jack Reed (R.I) was honored on Monday in Washington, D.C. with Honorary Membership from the American Library Association for his continued support of national libraries. Reed was presented with the prestigious honorary membership during a ceremony at the 2012 National Library Legislative Day. Honorary membership, the ALA’s highest…

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Sens. Reed and Cochran introduce school library bill

Last week, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) joined Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) in introducing the SKILLS Act (S.312). Key improvements to the program include expanding professional development to include digital literacy, reading and writing instruction across all grade levels; focusing on coordination and shared planning time between…


ALA commends Sen. Reed for efforts to ensure FEMA provision includes libraries as temporary relocation facilities

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410  For Immediate Release January 10, 2011  Washington, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) says efforts by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) have resulted in a change to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy that will designate libraries as temporary relocation…

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Sen. Reed commends ALA in statement on passage of MLSA

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) submitted a statement to today’s Congressional Record, highlighting the importance of the passage of he Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, which he said represents a national commitment to “the institutions that are essential to building strong and vibrant communities.” Reed also commends the American…

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School librarian meets with Sen. Reed to prepare for hearing

Jamie Greene, a school librarian at Hugh Cole Elementary School in Warren, RI, and president of the Rhode Island School Library Association, met with Sen. Jack Reed (RI-D) today to prepare for her appearance tomorrow at a U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing titled, “ESEA Reauthorization: Meeting the…

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