Washington E-Bulletin – January 2010

Vol. 2010, Issue 1
January 29, 2010
ACTION ALERTS
New Short Survey on Federal Government?s Raw-Data Portal
Help Save Connecticut?s Courthouse Libraries
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Agencies Work toward Next Open Government Milestones
Save the Date for Sunshine Week 2010
AALL Issue Brief Analyzes New Classification Policies
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Maryland Working Group Makes Progress to Ensure Access to Print Register
NOCALL Honors Rep. Zoe Lofgren with First Legislator of the Year Award
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Law Library of Congress Adds New Online Research Tools and Resources
Nixon Library Releases Additional Materials
New CRS Report Examines How Chambers Resolve Differences in Legislation

Washington E-Bulletin – December 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 12
December 23, 2009
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Open Government Groups Settle Lawsuit over Missing Bush White House Emails
Congress Defers PATRIOT Act Reauthorization until Next Year
New Open Government Directive Misses the Mark on E-Records Management
Nominations Open for Federal Depository Library of the Year
National Archives Receives Funding Increases in Omnibus Bill
Interagency Task Force Releases Recommendations on Sensitive But Unclassified Information
Obama Administration Provides Grants to Expand Broadband
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie

THOMAS Adds RSS

Feed on Bills Presented to the President

Delays Continue to Plague Foreign Relations of the United States Series

CREW Claims Senators Continue to Use Secret Holds Illegally

Browse the Oral History of the House of Representatives

Search the Smithsonian?s Vast Collections with New Research Tool

Washington E-Bulletin – November 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 11
November 30, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Giving Thanks to All of You
Government Relations Committee Seeks Nominations for 2010 PAGI and Oakley Awards
King County (WA) Restores Funding to County Law Library
ACTION ALERT
Your Help Needed in Support of House PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Ferriero Sworn in as New Archivist of the United States
New Issue Brief on State Secrets Privilege Highlights Need for Reform
Government Printing Office Honors Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library
White House Puts Sunshine on Visitor Records
AALL Urges Nominations to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Maryland Law Librarians Form First State Authentication Working Group to Respond to Crisis
LLNE Opposes Budget Cuts to Massachusetts State Library
California Chapter GRC Chairs Hold Brainstorming Session in L.A.
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
New CRS Report on Congressional Printing Supports Need for Authentication
ABA Releases new Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals Web site
Pew Center on the States? Report Card on Financial Stability of States
Become a Fan of the Law Library of Congress on Facebook
Congressional Committee Web Sites Need Major Upgrades
New Tool Creates Persistent URLs for THOMAS

Washington E-Bulletin – October 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 10
October 30, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
AALL Advocacy Webinar Is a Success
ACTION ALERT
Your Help Needed To Get Free Online Access to Congressional Research Service Reports
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
Update on USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Process and New Issue Brief
XML of the Federal Register Is Now Available
FCC Moves Forward on Net Neutrality
Open Government Provision in DHS Appropriations Act Strengthens FOIA
Senate Homeland Security Committee Approves Archivist Nomination
New FOIA Mediation Office Launches Web site
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLSDC Hosts D.C. Government Official to Discuss Online Regulations and D.C. Register
Update to California County Law Library Code Sections
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
New Report on Developing State Data.gov Portals
Guidelines for Agencies on the Secure Use of Social Media
New Executive Order Restores Power to Intelligence Oversight Board
National Security Archive Launches New Blog
Congressional Research Service Report Surveys Supreme Court Justices
Communicating with Congress through Online Town Halls

Washington E-Bulletin – September 2009

Vol. 2009, Issue 9
September 30, 2009
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
You?re Invited to AALL?s Free Online Advocacy Training in October!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICE
USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Process Moves Ahead
Attorney General Holder Releases Memo on State Secrets Privilege
Recently Confirmed FCC Chairman Genachowski Proposes New Net Neutrality Rules
White House Posts Visitor Records Online
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Ten Chapters and SR-SIS Join AALL on Letter of Appreciation to Sen. Leahy
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
New Collections Available on FDsys
White House Seeks Contractor to Archive Web Records
2009 Secrecy Report Card Finds Slight Decreases in Government Secrecy
New Resource Available in LLSDC?s Legislative Sourcebook

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