Washington E-Bulletin – November 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 11
November 30, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
GRC Seeks Nominations for 2011 Public Access to Government Information and Oakley Advocacy Awards
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
?Lame-Duck? Session Continues with Unclear Agenda

White House Releases Executive Order on Controlled Unclassified Information
November State Working Groups Spotlight: FL, MI, VA and WA Make Great Strides
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
NJLLA Program Highlights Importance of Chapter Advocacy
SNELLA Members Testify Against Proposal to Eliminate Hearing Transcripts
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
New GAO Report Finds EPA Has Not Yet Produced Strategic Plan for Library Network
Chicago-Kent Now Home to Oyez Project
World Bank Launches New Online Collection of All World Development Reports

Washington E-Bulletin – October 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 10
October 29, 2010
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Congress Passes Open Government Bills before Recess
Update on Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (H.R. 6026)
AALL Expresses Concern about NARA?s Online Public Access System
Online Training on National Inventory Shows Value of Your Contributions
October State Working Groups Spotlight: Illinois, Oklahoma and Utah Make Great Progress
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie Government Accountability Office Releases Two Reports on Challenges Facing NARA
Office of Government Information Services Releases Data on its First Year
NARA and University of Virginia Press to Post Founding Documents Online
EPIC Gives Obama Administration Mixed Reviews on Privacy

Washington E-Bulletin – September 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 9
September 30, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Call! Register TODAY for Free AALL Webinar on National Inventory on October 6
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Thanks to Your Help, Congress Approves Bill to Repeal SEC FOIA Exemption
AALL Urges Senate Committee to Pass E-Records Bill before Congress Adjourns
AALL and NOCALL Support Need for Public Access to Constitution Annotated in XML
Public Interest Declassification Board Holds Hearing to Examine Potential Role of Technology to Ease Declassification
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
2010 Secrecy Report Card Reveals Greater Transparency in Federal Government
CREW Finds Bush White House Ignored Warnings about Threat to Email
Government Accountability Office Uncovers Serious Deficiencies with OSHA?s Whistleblower Protection Program

Washington E-Bulletin – August 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 8
August 31, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Webinar: Come One, Come All! Your Help Needed to Populate the National Inventory of Primary Legal Materials
Action Alert: Your Help Needed On Three ?Must-Pass? Bills
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Members of Congress Speak Out in Support of Net Neutrality
House Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Public Access to Federally-Funded Research
Copyright Committee Posts New Issue Briefs on Google Book Settlement and DMCA Exemptions
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
GRC Liaisons Connect Chapters and SISs with AALL?s Advocacy Team
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Law Library of Congress Digitizes Piracy Collections
New CRS Report Examines Role of the Director of National Intelligence
Government Accountability Office Report Highlights Need to Address Cyber Threats

Washington E-Bulletin – July 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 7
July 30, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Welcome to Our New Readers!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Thanks to You, the Denver Advocacy Training Was a Great Success!
2010 Annual Meeting ?AALL Public Policy Update? Highlights Our Key Policy Activities and Accomplishments
Chapter Leaders Gather in Denver for Roundtable on Government Relations
NCCUSL Drafting Committee Approves Draft Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act
AALL Scores Department of Justice Revised Open Government Plan
U.S. Archivist Ferriero Announces Task Force on Open Government and E-Records Management
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
New Case Study: California County Law Librarians Protect Law Library Funds
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Cost of Classification Continues to Rise
National Declassification Center Releases Inaugural Report
President and Vice President Daily Public Schedules Now on WhiteHouse.gov

Washington E-Bulletin – June 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 6
June 30, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
See You in Denver!
Please Help Save the LSU School of Library and Information Science
Thank You for Taking Action on the Recent Coburn Amendment
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
AALL Urges Members of Congress to Support Access to Congressional Earmarks
AALL and NOCALL Support Transparency Provision in Financial Reform Package
Justice Department Inspector General Will Investigate FBI?s Use of Surveillance Powers
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
New Case Study: ORALL?s Successful Fight to Save County Law Libraries
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Government Printing Office Releases Evaluation of the Needs of FDLP Libraries
Thurgood Marshall Law Library Adds to Commission on Civil Rights Collection
New Volume of Foreign Relations of the United States Released
Energy Department Launches Search Tool Designed to Ease Research

Washington E-Bulletin – May 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 5
May 28, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Don?t Forget to Register for the Advocacy Training in Denver!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
AALL Contributes to Audit of Federal Agency Open Government Plans
FCC Chairman Proposes Plan to Ensure Net Neutrality
New National Declassification Center Announces Draft Prioritization Plan
AALL Urges White House to Release BP Oil Spill Monitoring Data
White House Refuses to Release Visitor Logs in Response to FOIA Request
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
SNELLA and AALL Celebrate Partial Victory for Connecticut’s Courthouse Law Libraries: 4 of 6 to Remain Open
CALL Government Relations Committee Launches New Blog
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Federal Judiciary Adds Improvements to Web Site
Law Library of Congress Releases Collection of Resources on Elena Kagan
CRS Releases Reports on the Jurisprudence of Justice Stevens
New Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography Now Available

Washington E-Bulletin – April 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 4
April 30, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS?HOPE TO SEE YOU IN DENVER!
Your Guide to AALL?s Annual Meeting Policy Programs Now Available
Workshop Spotlight: Learn How to Implement Creative Commons Licenses for Your Library (W4)
Reminder: Register Today for 2010 Advocacy Training, Raising the Bar in Your State
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
April Legislative Update
Senate and House Judiciary Committee Chairmen Urge Department of Justice to Take Action on USA PATRIOT Act Provisions
New Office of Government Information Services Enhances Web Collections of FOIA Resources
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
SEAALL Program Highlights Importance of Chapter Advocacy
New Case Studies Describe Recent Successes at State Level
NOCALL Holds Advocacy Training during Spring Institute
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Memos Reveal Failure to Preserve Emails Contradicted DOJ?s Email Retention Policy
Pew Report Examines How People Use Government Information Online
Congressional Management Foundations Releases Gold Mouse Awards on the State of Congressional Web Sites

Washington E-Bulletin – March 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 3
March 31, 2010
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advocacy Training Agenda Now Available ? Register Today!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Sunshine Week Spotlight on FOIA
OpenTheGovernment.org and AALL Host Successful Sunshine Week Webcast
House Passes Bill to Ensure Preservation of Electronic Communications
Sen. Lieberman Sends Letter in Support of FY 2011 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
U.S. Supreme Court Launches New Web Site
Federal Communications Commission Releases National Broadband Plan
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
NOCALL Sacramento Hosts Local Sunshine Week Program
Update on Connecticut Courthouse Library Closures
LLAM Tracks Bills to End Print Distribution of County Codes
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Federal Judicial Center?s Report on National Security Case Studies
Timely Law Review Articles on State Secrets Privilege
CRS Report on Congressional Oversight
New Title Added to LLSDC Source Book, ?Sources for Finding Mandated Reports to Congress by U.S. Federal Agencies
C-SPAN Launches New Searchable Archive with 23 Years of Video Online
Federal Computer Week?s Featured 100 Federal IT Winners

Washington E-Bulletin – February 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 2
February 26, 2010
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Volunteers Still Needed for AALL?s State Working Groups
Join Us for 2010 Advocacy Training in Denver: Raising the Bar in Your State
New Issue Brief Analyzes Agency Progress on Open Government Directive
Government Relations Office Director Testifies on GPO?s FY 2011 Budget Request
Congress Adopts One-Year Extension of Expiring PATRIOT Act Provisions
New Speakers Added to Sunshine Week National Webcast
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Update on Progress to Save Connecticut?s Courthouse Libraries
NOCALL and Lyon County Law Library Plan Exciting Local Sunshine Week Events
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
NARA Official Says National Declassification Center Could Solve Major Obstacles
Experts Provide Online FOIA Analysis
Report Shows Online Transparency Drives Trust and Participation in Government
OMB Watch Webcast Series Assesses Obama Administration?s Progress at One Year