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ALA recognizes Rep. Holt’s leadership

The American Library Association expresses its deepest appreciation for the distinguished work of Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), a leader who has worked tirelessly to support public, academic and school libraries nationwide. We are sad to report that Rep. Holt today announced his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, ending…

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ALA thanks U.S. Rep. Holt for introducing Workforce Investments Through Local Libraries (WILL) Act

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) has introduced a bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to integrate public libraries into state and local workforce investment boards. The bill, the Workforce Investments Through Local Libraries (WILL) Act (H.R. 1616), would expand libraries’ opportunities to take leading roles in…

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ALA welcomes three Alternative Spring Break students

Today, we welcomed a new cohort of University of Michigan students to the Washington Office for a week-long internship in D.C. The internship is a part of the University’s School of Information “Alternative Spring Break” program. The students—Sophia McFadden-Keesling, Adrienne Royce, and Natalia Holtzman—will work on two projects related to…

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ALA asks presidential candidates about broadband plans

Tonight, candidates for president Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face one another in the first presidential debate of this election in Hempstead, New York, at Hofstra University, moderated by NBC’s Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. The theme of tonight’s discussion will be “the direction of America, achieving prosperity, and…

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