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Government Information


Last Updated: March 8, 2007


Introduction

ALA supports equal, ready and equitable access to information collected, compiled, produced, funded and/or disseminated by the government of the United States. ALA also supports the protection of individual privacy in information collected, compiled, produced, funded and/or disseminated by the government of the United States, and the right of individuals to gain anonymous access to government information.

ALA focuses on a variety of public access issues in this arena, including funding for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Government Printing Office (GPO), legislative and policy proposals related to the administration, publication, distribution, and organization of government information as well as Community Right-to-Know, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and related access issues.

ALA works closely other ALA units on government information issues, especially the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). 

SEE: Key Principles on Government Information

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Sunshine Week 2007: Closed Doors; Open Democracies?

See the Sunshine Week page for more information.

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News

For the most recent news, please visit the ALA Washington Office blog, District Dispatch.

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Resources/Organizations

ALA

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Open Government Coalitions


Try out ALA's new E-Advocacy site!

Take Action link to Legislative Action Center

Click here or the logo above to:

  • Jump to ALA's Legislative Action Center
  • See what library legislation is hot
  • Send a letter or fax to Congress

We invite you to try out our new site today! If you experience problems with or have questions about the new site, please email Andy Bridges or Erin Haggerty.

And don't hesitate to pick up the phone, too! Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121 to contact your Member of Congress.

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