Policy Revolution! Initiative

Libraries are in a digital revolution, fueled by rapid advances in technology. This digital revolution brings compelling opportunities to build upon what libraries already do well:  empower and engage communities and contribute to the missions of our national institutions. But it also brings challenges. The roles and expectations of libraries are changing rapidly, so their national policy needs also require critical review and realignment so that libraries may continue to provide effective public access to information for all.

This recognition led to the development of the Policy Revolution! initiative, which has three major goals: to develop a national policy agenda, to initiate and deepen national stakeholder interactions based on policy priorities, and build library advocacy capacity. The effort is led by the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Major library organizations contribute to and advise the initiative through a Library Advisory Committee (see roster below).

National Public Policy Agenda Materials

Policy Resources

Library Advisory Committee

Public Policy Advisory Council

News and Information About the Initiative