ALA Washington Office

District Dispatch external link
Keep up-to-date with what is going on in Washington from the library perspective via the official blog of the American Library Association’s Washington Office.

Legislation Scorecard
This list shows current legislation that the American Library Association is watching. Visit the ALA's Washington Office pages to get up-to-date information on key legislation that affects libraries.

CIPA and School Libraries external link

Information for librarians with questions about CIPA at their libraries, scholars interested in the legislative history of CIPA, or those interested in the ALA's position on CIPA. Includes an FAQ.

ESSA and School Librarians

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law. The bill is a significant victory for ALA’s decade of advocacy efforts, as it includes provisions favorable to libraries. Moving forward, AASL will continue to examine ESSA, unpack the provisions for school libraries within the ESSA, and communicate how they will have impact for the school library community.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness external link

Information on federal student loan forgiveness for librarians. Page includes the loan forgiveness provisions enacted by the legislation and where further details about loan forgiveness programs for librarians can be found.