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Forever is a Long Long Time: Title 44 & the Promise of Public Access to Federal Information

Earlier this month, I gave a talk for the Librarians Association of the University of California, Santa Barbara (LAUC-SB) that outlines some of the major events of the last six months. Today I’m sharing the slides (PDF, 3.5MB) (well, most of the slides) for those who may be interested in this process and the current status of Title 44 reform. Read more

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After the Election: Libraries, Librarians, and the Government

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) Like many of my colleagues, I’m struggling to understand what the results of the Presidential election mean for my work as a government information librarian at a public institution of higher education. In the weeks and months ahead, those of us who claim to value diversity, inclus... Read more

FGI Podcast: Building a Collaborative FDLP

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) Today’s lunchtime listen is FGI’s first podcast(!), a conversation recorded on July 25, 2016, with James A. Jacobs, James R. Jacobs, and Shari Laster discussing “Building a Collaborative FDLP.” If you missed that post, here’s an excerpt: FDLP libraries can work together to prov... Read more

Rare & Endangered Government Publications committee (REGP) panel discussion at ALA Annual

(This post originally appeared on Free Government Information.) At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, held in Orlando in late June, GODORT’s Rare & Endangered Government Publications committee hosted a panel discussion about GPO’s National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information. The discussion responded to four questions: How can d... Read more