2009 Washington E-Bulletin

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  • Washington E-Bulletin - December 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 12
    December 23, 2009
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Open Government Groups Settle Lawsuit over Missing Bush White House Emails
    Congress Defers PATRIOT Act Reauthorization until Next Year
    New Open Government Directive Misses the Mark on E-Records Management
    Nominations Open for Federal Depository Library of the Year
    National Archives Receives Funding Increases in Omnibus Bill
    Interagency Task Force Releases Recommendations on Sensitive But Unclassified Information
    Obama Administration Provides Grants to Expand Broadband
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    THOMAS Adds RSS
    Feed on Bills Presented to the President
    Delays Continue to Plague Foreign Relations of the United States Series
    CREW Claims Senators Continue to Use Secret Holds Illegally
    Browse the Oral History of the House of Representatives
    Search the Smithsonian’s Vast Collections with New Research Tool
  • Washington E-Bulletin - November 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 11
    November 30, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Giving Thanks to All of You
    Government Relations Committee Seeks Nominations for 2010 PAGI and Oakley Awards
    King County (WA) Restores Funding to County Law Library
    ACTION ALERT
    Your Help Needed in Support of House PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Ferriero Sworn in as New Archivist of the United States
    New Issue Brief on State Secrets Privilege Highlights Need for Reform
    Government Printing Office Honors Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library
    White House Puts Sunshine on Visitor Records
    AALL Urges Nominations to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Maryland Law Librarians Form First State Authentication Working Group to Respond to Crisis
    LLNE Opposes Budget Cuts to Massachusetts State Library
    California Chapter GRC Chairs Hold Brainstorming Session in L.A.
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    New CRS Report on Congressional Printing Supports Need for Authentication
    ABA Releases new Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals Web site
    Pew Center on the States’ Report Card on Financial Stability of States
    Become a Fan of the Law Library of Congress on Facebook
    Congressional Committee Web Sites Need Major Upgrades
    New Tool Creates Persistent URLs for THOMAS
  • Washington E-Bulletin - October 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 10
    October 30, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    AALL Advocacy Webinar Is a Success
    ACTION ALERT
    Your Help Needed To Get Free Online Access to Congressional Research Service Reports
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Update on USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Process and New Issue Brief
    XML of the Federal Register Is Now Available
    FCC Moves Forward on Net Neutrality
    Open Government Provision in DHS Appropriations Act Strengthens FOIA
    Senate Homeland Security Committee Approves Archivist Nomination
    New FOIA Mediation Office Launches Web site
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    LLSDC Hosts D.C. Government Official to Discuss Online Regulations and D.C. Register
    Update to California County Law Library Code Sections
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    New Report on Developing State Data.gov Portals
    Guidelines for Agencies on the Secure Use of Social Media
    New Executive Order Restores Power to Intelligence Oversight Board
    National Security Archive Launches New Blog
    Congressional Research Service Report Surveys Supreme Court Justices
    Communicating with Congress through Online Town Halls
  • Washington E-Bulletin - September 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 9
    September 30, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    You’re Invited to AALL’s Free Online Advocacy Training in October!
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Process Moves Ahead
    Attorney General Holder Releases Memo on State Secrets Privilege
    Recently Confirmed FCC Chairman Genachowski Proposes New Net Neutrality Rules
    White House Posts Visitor Records Online
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Ten Chapters and SR-SIS Join AALL on Letter of Appreciation to Sen. Leahy
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    New Collections Available on FDsys
    White House Seeks Contractor to Archive Web Records
    2009 Secrecy Report Card Finds Slight Decreases in Government Secrecy
    New Resource Available in LLSDC’s Legislative Sourcebook
  • Washington E-Bulletin - August 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 8
    August 31, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    The Government Relations Office Has Moved
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE Net Neutrality Picks Up Speed
    New Issue Brief on USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization and Section 215
    President Obama Nominates New Archivist of the United States
    The “Information Sharing Environment” Gets Another Look
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Chapter Liaisons: Your Link to AALL’s Government Relations Committee and Government Relations Office
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie Federal
    Communications Commission’s National Broadband Dialogue
    NextGov Turns Spotlight on Executive Branch, Judicial Openness
    EPIC Urges Administration to Maintain Cookie Ban
    THOMAS Adds Two New RSS Feeds: House & Senate Floor Today
  • Washington E-Bulletin - July 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 7
    July 31, 2009
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Day on the Hill Participants Advocate for AALL’s Policy Priorities
    AALL Program Summary: G3: Evaluating Federal e-Life Cycle Management—A Town Meeting with OSTP, NARA and GPO
    AALL Program Summary: H5: Annual Legislative and Regulatory Update
    House Passes Bill to Increase Funding for Law Library of Congress
    Senate Committee Approves Bill to Improve Whistleblower Protections
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    2009 Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Government Relations
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    National Security Archive Report Illustrates Continuing Overclassification Problem
    Government Computer News: 10 Great Government Web Sites for 2009
  • Washington E-Bulletin - June 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 6
    June 30, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    We Hope to See Many of You Here in D.C.!
    Government Relations Committee Offers New State Bill Tracking Resource
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    New Legislation Would Increase Funding for Law Library of Congress
    House Passes Legislative Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2010
    Government Relations Office Posts New Issue Brief on Whistleblower Protections
    White House Keeps Visitor Logs Under Wraps
    President Obama Alters Pledge to Post Bills Online
    Declassification Board Launches Blog Series on Classification Policies
    Miriam Nisbet Named Director of New FOIA Office
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    California County Law Librarians Propose Updates to County Law Library Code Sections
    Wyoming Legislature Passes Law Requiring Online Financial Information Disclosure
    SANDALL Adopts New Government Relations Policy
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Problems Persist with Foreign Relations of the United States
    June News on the AALL Washington Blawg
  • Washington E-Bulletin - May 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 5
    May 30, 2009
    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
  • Washington E-Bulletin - April 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 4
    April 30, 2009
    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
  • Washington E-Bulletin - March 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 3
    March 31, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    AALL Launches New Advocacy Toolkit for Members and Chapters
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    Federal Bill Tracking Guide for March 2009
    AALL Applauds Attorney General Holder’s New Memo on Freedom of Information Act
    President Obama Issues Memos on Signing Statements and Scientific Integrity
    National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy Made Permanent
    Declassification Board Warns White House of Major Risks to Openness
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    Sunshine Week Webcast Explores Obama’s Open Government Directive
    NOCALL/SLA Host Successful Sunshine Week Program
    Ohio Library and League of Women Voters Host Lively Sunshine Week Discussion
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Shining the Light: A Collection of Sunshine Week Reports and Readings
  • Washington E-Bulletin - February 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 2
    February 27, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Reminder: Sign Up for the 2009 Day on the Hill Advocacy Training
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    111th Legislative Round Up: February’s Federal Bill Tracking Guide
    Government Accountability Office Report on New Facility for Government Printing Office
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    VALL Monitoring Bill Removing Link between Courthouse Construction and Public Law Library Assessments
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    Foreign Relations of the United States in Danger
    Law Library of Congress Collection Offers Lincoln Era Documents
    Reporters Committee Releases New Federal Open Government Guide
    Help Choose the Top Most Wanted Federal Government Documents
    OMB Watch Examines Bush’s Regulatory Record
  • Washington E-Bulletin - January 2009

    Vol. 2009, Issue 1
    January 31, 2009
    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Nominations Open for Two AALL Government Relations Committee Awards
    AALL Travel Grants Available for the 2009 Annual Meeting
    UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
    President Obama Demonstrates Commitment to Open Government
    House Passes Legislation to Restore Transparency and Accountability
    New Administration Brings Changes to WhiteHouse.gov
    Government Printing Office Launches FDsys Beta Site
    NARA Seeks Director of Office of Government Information Services
    OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
    LLAM Hosts Government Relations Office for Advocacy Discussion
    FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
    New Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available
    Congressional Research Service Report Profiles the 111th Congress
    New RSS Feeds from USA.gov and PACER