Based on input and suggestions from the library community, the ALA Committee on Legislation (COL) has identified E-Government as an important legislative initiative. As government agencies at the local, state, and federal level increasingly move to the online world to directly provide services, tremendous opportunities and demands have been created for libraries. As part of continuing discussions within the library community, COL and it’s E-Government Services Subcommittee  will continue to work with other partners and stakeholders on this important issue, to seek recognition and resources for libraries providing E-Government Services.

The ALA Washington Office will also be working with various ALA units, to assess other types of support (beyond legislation) that could be helpful to local libraries as they manage these new demands.