2008 Washington E-Bulletin

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  • Washington E-Bulletin - December 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 12
    December 23, 2008
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Seasons Greetings from the Government Relations Office
    Statement to The Obama-Biden Transition Team: Public Policy Positions of The American Association of Law Libraries
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    Prepare to Welcome New Members of Congress
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Important Changes in Congressional Committee Leadership New Issue Brief on Network Neutrality Save the Date: 2009 Sunshine Week Webcast AALL Participates in EPA Working Group Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein Resigns Groups Send Transparency Bailout Letter to the Hill OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS LLSDC Holds Advocacy Program with Government Relations Office Staff ORALL Celebrates Passage of Legislation to Ensure the Future of Ohio County Law Libraries FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie Take Your Seat at the Transition Table The Value of Federal Depository Libraries CRS Report on “Midnight Rulemaking” Government Secrecy Resources
  • Washington E-Bulletin - November 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 11
    November 25, 2008
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Changes for the Washington Affairs Office
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    You’re Invited! AALL Day on the Hill: Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training 2009
    What’s Happening on the Hill
    New Administration Strong on Transparency
    AALL Endorsed Recommendations for the Obama Administration and the New Congress
    Whistleblower Legislation Stalls in the House, but Chances Look Good for the 111th Congress
    Great New Regulatory Resource for Law Librarians!
    Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Receives the 2009 Wickersham Award
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    LLAGNY and SNELLA Hold Events on Authentication and Advocacy
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    U.S. District Court Judge Rules in Favor of Public Access
    UN Launches Online Audiovisual Library of International Law
  • Washington E-Bulletin - October 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 10
    October 31, 2008
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    Act Now to Endorse Transparency Recommendations for the Next President!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    As Congress Enters Lame Duck Session, AALL Looks Ahead
    Highlights from the Fall Depository Conference and Meeting
    EPA Reopens Libraries, Calls for Comments on Information Access Strategy
    Expert Committee Releases E- Rulemaking Recommendations
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    LLAGNY and SNELLA to Hold Events on Digital Authentication
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Federal Agencies Launch Digitization Initiative
    General Services Administration Experiments with Social Media
    Government Computer News Article on Electronic Preservation
  • Washington E-Bulletin - September 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 9
    September 24, 2008
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    New York Times on the Loss of Federal Electronic Government Information
    Senate Subcommittee Addresses Secrecy and the Rule of Law
    House Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on FOIA Ombudsman
    Judge Orders VP Cheney to Preserve Records
    Senator Says Government Spending Site Fails to Post Updated Information
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    U.S. Courts Library in Denver Holds Popular Constitution Day Event
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Secrecy Report Card Shows Expansion of Government Secrecy
    Poll Finds Public Supports Constitutional Separation of Powers
    VOTE411.org
    Law Library of Congress Launches Redesigned Global Legal Monitor
    Government Printing Office Nominated for “Green” Award
  • Washington E-Bulletin - August 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 8
    August 29, 2008
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    Support Still Needed for the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 6589)
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    AALL Continues to Track Hot 110th Congress Items
    Library of Congress and Others Partner to Preserve Federal Agency Web Sites
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Chapters Show Support for Law Library of Congress
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Reporters Committee Releases White Paper on Access to Military Dockets
    How Will the Candidates Treat Executive Power?
    Pew Research Center Survey: How We Consume News
    NRC Report Concludes Public Outreach Improves Decision Making
  • Washington E-Bulletin - July 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 7
    July 31, 2008
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    Calls and Visits Needed for the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 6589)
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    Summary of Annual Meeting Advocacy Programs: A Success!
    FY 2009 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bills Stalled
    Minnesota Historical Society: White Paper on Authentication of State Online Primary Legal Material
    AALL Thanks Congress, Asks for Clarification on Plans to Reopen EPA Libraries
    Electronic Message Preservation Act (H.R. 5811)
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    South Florida Chapter of AALL Strengthens Commitment to Advocacy
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Law Library of Congress Offers New Articles on Secrecy
    Report to Congress on Information Sharing Environment
  • Washington E-Bulletin - June 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 6
    June 30, 2008
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    Join Us in Portland!
    Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008 (S.3077)
    Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2008 (H.R. 5687)
    Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008 (H.R. 6193)
    Letter to Congress in Support of Whistleblower Protections
    FISA Bill Passes House, Awaits Senate Approval
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Chapters Show Support for Government Printing Office Appropriations
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    EPA’s National Dialogue Comes to a Close
    Web sites Offer Deeper Look into Congress
    Law Day, for Your Viewing Pleasure
  • Washington E-Bulletin - May 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 5
    May 28, 2008
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    Thank You for Taking Action on Orphan Works!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    It’s Not Too Late! Register for the Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training
    Sign Up for the Washington Blawg’s New RSS Feed and Email Option
    Acting Washington Affairs Representative Testifies on Government Printing Office’s Appropriations Request
    AALL, Congress Keep an Eye on EPA Libraries
    Senate Committee Holds Oversight Hearing of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    NARA Releases Document Outlining Digitization Strategy
    White House Releases New Sensitive But Unclassified Information Policies
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Maryland Judiciary Announces Conference on Law Libraries and Legal Information
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Library of the U.S. House of Representatives Launches New Website
    Federal Computer Week’s 5 Blogs worth Reading
    Federal News Radio on Executive Branch Record-Keeping
  • Washington E-Bulletin - April 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 4
    April 30, 2008
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    EPA Seeks Comments: Help Improve Access to Environmental Info
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    One-Year Anniversary of the National Summit on Authentication!
    NARA Oversight Hearing and Decision to Stop Web Harvests
    EPA Releases Library Report to Congress, Calls for Comments
    NIH Public Access Policy and Call for Comments
    Letter Urges Public Comment Period for Sensitive But Unclassified Information
    House Bill Addresses Electronic Records Management
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    LLOPS Members Participate in OMB Watch Listening Tour
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Carter Center International Conference Leads to Plan for Right of Access to Information
    Newseum Offers Access to Hundreds of Papers Online
    Site Offers Free Legal Information to Connect People with Lawyers
  • Washington E-Bulletin - March 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 3
    March 27, 2008
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
    House Holds Hearings on Network Neutrality, Orphan Works, and EPA Library Closures
    New FOIA Legislation Would Further Improve Freedom of Information Act
    House Passes FISA Legislation
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Sunshine Week Webcast a Big Success!
    NOCALL/SLA Hold Exciting Sunshine Week Program
    Maryland Legislation to Cut Funding to Circuit Court Libraries Rejected in House
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Never Too Late for Some Sunshine
    Clinton’s First Lady Schedules released
    Declassification Board Offers Recommendations to President
  • Washington E-Bulletin - February 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 2
    February 22, 2008
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    The New Washington Affairs Office Blog!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL
    GPO Authenticates Online Budget
    White House Attempts to Change OPEN Government Act
    Orphan Works Act of 2006 (H.R. 5439)
    Open Access to Research & the Law
    New Legislation on Net Neutrality
    National Archives Proposed Rule to Restore Research Hours
    State Secrets Protection Act (S. 2533)
    Surveillance Law Expires, Congress Fails to Act
    WASHINGTON OFFICE ACTIVITIES
    Sign up for Sunshine Week Activities!
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Maryland Legislation would Cut Funding to Circuit Court Libraries
    Latest California Bills No Longer Available in Michrofiche
    News from Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    GPO Partners with Libraries to Offer “Ask a Librarian” Service
    Agencies Experiment with Web 2.0 Technologies
    Librarian is one of Best Careers of 2008, according to Magazine
    An Eye on Law Blawgs
  • Washington E-Bulletin - January 2008

    Vol. 2008, Issue 1
    January 25, 2008
    TAKE ACTION NOW
    Update on Presidential Records Legislation: Calls and Letters Still Needed!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL
    Celebrating Year End Victories, Looking Ahead to 2008
    E-Government Reauthorization Act of 2007 (S. 2321) and Resolution to Provide Access to Congressional Research Service Publications (S.RES.401)
    The Plain Language in Government Communication Act of 2007 (H.R. 3548/ S. 2291)
    House Committee to Explore Preservation of Presidential Records
    Senate Enhances Lobbying Disclosure Database
    Report on Improving Declassification System
    WASHINGTON OFFICE ACTIVITIES
    Become an Advocate and Sharpen Your Skills! Sign up for the Legislative Advocacy Training in Portland
    Last Call! Submit a Nominee for the AALL Public Access to Government Information Award
    Sunshine Week 2008 Program: Sign Up Now!
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Chapters Write to Senators in Support of Presidential Records Act Amendments
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    How People Use Libraries to Solve Problems
    Foundation Rates Congressional Websites, Names Stars
    States Join Library of Congress’s National Digital Information Program in Partnerships
    Library of Congress to Partner with Microsoft
    Annual Report on Future Trends in State Courts