Washington E-Bulletin – August 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 8
August 31, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Government Relations Office Has Moved
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Net Neutrality Picks Up Speed
New Issue Brief on USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization and Section 215
President Obama Nominates New Archivist of the United States
The ?Information Sharing Environment? Gets Another Look
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter Liaisons: Your Link to AALL?s Government Relations Committee and Government Relations Office
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie Federal
Communications Commission?s National Broadband Dialogue
NextGov Turns Spotlight on Executive Branch, Judicial Openness
EPIC Urges Administration to Maintain Cookie Ban
THOMAS Adds Two New RSS Feeds: House & Senate Floor Today

Washington E-Bulletin – July 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 7
July 31, 2009
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Day on the Hill Participants Advocate for AALL?s Policy Priorities
AALL Program Summary: G3: Evaluating Federal e-Life Cycle Management?A Town Meeting with OSTP, NARA and GPO
AALL Program Summary: H5: Annual Legislative and Regulatory Update
House Passes Bill to Increase Funding for Law Library of Congress
Senate Committee Approves Bill to Improve Whistleblower Protections
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
2009 Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Government Relations
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
National Security Archive Report Illustrates Continuing Overclassification Problem
Government Computer News: 10 Great Government Web Sites for 2009

Washington E-Bulletin – June 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 6
June 30, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Hope to See Many of You Here in D.C.!
Government Relations Committee Offers New State Bill Tracking Resource
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
New Legislation Would Increase Funding for Law Library of Congress
House Passes Legislative Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2010
Government Relations Office Posts New Issue Brief on Whistleblower Protections
White House Keeps Visitor Logs Under Wraps
President Obama Alters Pledge to Post Bills Online
Declassification Board Launches Blog Series on Classification Policies
Miriam Nisbet Named Director of New FOIA Office
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
California County Law Librarians Propose Updates to County Law Library Code Sections
Wyoming Legislature Passes Law Requiring Online Financial Information Disclosure
SANDALL Adopts New Government Relations Policy
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Problems Persist with Foreign Relations of the United States
June News on the AALL Washington Blawg

Washington E-Bulletin – May 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 5
May 30, 2009
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
White House Open Government Initiative Met with Mixed Reviews
AALL and New York Chapters Send Letters in Support of Access to Congressional Research Service Reports
Government Relations Office Director and AALL Member Testify Before Congress
AALL Signs on to Letters in Support of Transparency and Accountability
Government Relations Office Updates Presidential Records Issue Brief
President Obama Issues Call to Reduce Overclassification
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
SNELLA and AALL Send Letter to Connecticut Appropriations Committee on Court Library Funding Crisis
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Law Library of Congress Introduces New Web Resources
Advisory Board Releases Recommendations on Privacy Policy
Senate Votes Now Available in XML
May News on the AALL Washington Blawg

Washington E-Bulletin – April 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 4
April 30, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
AALL 2009 Day on the Hill Agenda Now Online?Registration Deadline June 15
List of Policy Track Programs for July 2009 AALL Annual Meeting Now Available
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
AALL Sends Letter to National Archives on Maintaining Public Access to Presidential Documents
AALL Joins Letter to Ask President Obama to Strike Balance with Intellectual Property Policy Positions
President Obama Names the Chief Technology Officer
Library 2.0 Symposium Explores the Future of Digital Collections
CIA Keeps CREST Database for Limited Use at National Archives Facility
Bill to Require Senators to File Reports Electronically Stalls in Senate
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
CoALL Government Relations Chair Speaks at SWALL Meeting on the Benefits of Creating a Government Relations Committee
LLSDC Announces New Government Relations Committee
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
OMB Watch Reports: Obama Administration at 100 Days
New Edition of the Government Printing Office Style Manual Now Available
OpenTheGovernment.org and Partners Launch BailoutWatch.net
Web 2.0 Experts Give White House Web site Low Marks
General Services Administration Newsletter on Transparency and Open Government
April News on the AALL Washington Blawg

Washington E-Bulletin – March 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 3
March 31, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
AALL Launches New Advocacy Toolkit for Members and Chapters
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Federal Bill Tracking Guide for March 2009
AALL Applauds Attorney General Holder?s New Memo on Freedom of
Information Act
President Obama Issues Memos on Signing Statements and Scientific Integrity
National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy Made Permanent
Declassification Board Warns White House of Major Risks to Openness
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Sunshine Week Webcast Explores Obama?s Open Government Directive
NOCALL/SLA Host Successful Sunshine Week Program
Ohio Library and League of Women Voters Host Lively Sunshine Week
Discussion
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Shining the Light: A Collection of Sunshine Week Reports and Readings

Washington E-Bulletin – February 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 2
February 27, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: Sign Up for the 2009 Day on the Hill Advocacy Training
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
111th Legislative Round Up: February?s Federal Bill Tracking Guide
Government Accountability Office Report on New Facility for Government Printing Office
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
VALL Monitoring Bill Removing Link between Courthouse Construction and Public Law Library Assessments
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Foreign Relations of the United States in Danger
Law Library of Congress Collection Offers Lincoln Era Documents
Reporters Committee Releases New Federal Open Government Guide
Help Choose the Top Most Wanted Federal Government Documents
OMB Watch Examines Bush?s Regulatory Record

Washington E-Bulletin – January 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 1
January 31, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nominations Open for Two AALL Government Relations Committee Awards
AALL Travel Grants Available for the 2009 Annual Meeting
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
President Obama Demonstrates Commitment to Open Government
House Passes Legislation to Restore Transparency and Accountability
New Administration Brings Changes to WhiteHouse.gov
Government Printing Office Launches FDsys Beta Site
NARA Seeks Director of Office of Government Information Services
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLAM Hosts Government Relations Office for Advocacy Discussion
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
New Issue of Digital Preservation Newsletter Now Available
Congressional Research Service Report Profiles the 111th Congress
New RSS Feeds from USA.gov and PACER

Washington E-Bulletin – December 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 12
December 23, 2008
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Seasons Greetings from the Government Relations Office
Statement to The Obama-Biden Transition Team: Public Policy Positions of The American Association of Law Libraries
TAKE ACTION NOW
Prepare to Welcome New Members of Congress
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Important Changes in Congressional Committee Leadership
New Issue Brief on Network Neutrality
Save the Date: 2009 Sunshine Week Webcast
AALL Participates in EPA Working Group
Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein Resigns
Groups Send Transparency Bailout Letter to the Hill
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLSDC Holds Advocacy Program with Government Relations Office Staff
ORALL Celebrates Passage of Legislation to Ensure the Future of Ohio County Law Libraries
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Take Your Seat at the Transition Table
The Value of Federal Depository Libraries
CRS Report on ?Midnight Rulemaking?
Government Secrecy Resources

Washington E-Bulletin – November 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 11
November 25, 2008
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Changes for the Washington Affairs Office
Happy Thanksgiving!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
You?re Invited! AALL Day on the Hill: Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training 2009
What?s Happening on the Hill
New Administration Strong on Transparency
AALL Endorsed Recommendations for the Obama Administration and the New Congress
Whistleblower Legislation Stalls in the House, but Chances Look Good for the 111th Congress
Great New Regulatory Resource for Law Librarians!
Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O?Connor Receives the 2009 Wickersham Award
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLAGNY and SNELLA Hold Events on Authentication and Advocacy
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
U.S. District Court Judge Rules in Favor of Public Access
UN Launches Online Audiovisual Library of International Law