The ALA Washington Office was established in 1945 as a conduit between ALA members and federal legislators on Capitol Hill, and now consists of the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).
- Office of Government Relations (OGR)
- Office for Information Technology POlicy (OITP)
- Contact Information and Staff List
- Click here to see the ALA Washington Office in photos!
OGR acts as a link between ALA members and the federal government, representing library interests and issues, including: funding for federal library and related programs, telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, the status of federal libraries and librarians, and other issues that affect the quality of library and information services available to the American public.
Try out ALA's E-Advocacy site!
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
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.
OITP (est. 1995) promotes the development and use of electronic access to information as a means to ensure the public's right to a free and open information society. Some major areas of interest for OITP include: equity of access, copyright, e-books, E-rate, and the information commons. OITP's primary activities include research & analysis, education, government representation, and strategic outlook activities.
Office of Government Relations (OGR)
Lynne Bradley - Director
Melanie Anderson - Assistant Director
Don Essex - Legislative Information Specialist
Legislative Information, Library Services, General Research
Erin Haggerty - Government Relations Specialist
Miriam Nisbet - Legislative Counsel
Tara Olivero - Assistant Director
Rosalind Reynolds, CPS - Senior Administrative Assistant
Appointments/Meetings for Emily and Lynne, COL List and Listservs, Meetings at Washington Office
Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)
Frederick "Rick" Weingarten - Director
Mark Bard - Information Technology Specialist
Carrie Lowe - Internet Policy Specialist
Kathy Mitchell - Project Coordinator
Appointments/Meetings with Rick, OITP Committees Lists
Carrie Russell - Copyright Specialist
|Andy Bridges - Communications Specialist
ALAWONs, District Dispatch blog, Podcasts, Internet
And if you're not sure who to contact, please call or email Andy Bridges.