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
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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

Washington E-Bulletin – October 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 10
October 31, 2008
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Act Now to Endorse Transparency Recommendations for the Next President!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
As Congress Enters Lame Duck Session, AALL Looks Ahead
Highlights from the Fall Depository Conference and Meeting
EPA Reopens Libraries, Calls for Comments on Information Access Strategy
Expert Committee Releases E- Rulemaking Recommendations
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLAGNY and SNELLA to Hold Events on Digital Authentication
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Federal Agencies Launch Digitization Initiative
General Services Administration Experiments with Social Media
Government Computer News Article on Electronic Preservation

Washington E-Bulletin – September 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 9
September 24, 2008
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
New York Times on the Loss of Federal Electronic Government Information
Senate Subcommittee Addresses Secrecy and the Rule of Law
House Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on FOIA Ombudsman
Judge Orders VP Cheney to Preserve Records
Senator Says Government Spending Site Fails to Post Updated Information
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
U.S. Courts Library in Denver Holds Popular Constitution Day Event
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Secrecy Report Card Shows Expansion of Government Secrecy
Poll Finds Public Supports Constitutional Separation of Powers
VOTE411.org
Law Library of Congress Launches Redesigned Global Legal Monitor
Government Printing Office Nominated for ?Green? Award

Washington E-Bulletin – August 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 8
August 29, 2008
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Support Still Needed for the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 6589)
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
AALL Continues to Track Hot 110th Congress Items
Library of Congress and Others Partner to Preserve Federal Agency Web Sites
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Chapters Show Support for Law Library of Congress
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Reporters Committee Releases White Paper on Access to Military Dockets
How Will the Candidates Treat Executive Power?
Pew Research Center Survey: How We Consume News
NRC Report Concludes Public Outreach Improves Decision Making

Washington E-Bulletin – July 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 7
July 31, 2008
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Calls and Visits Needed for the Charles H.W. Meehan Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 6589)
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
Summary of Annual Meeting Advocacy Programs: A Success!
FY 2009 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bills Stalled
Minnesota Historical Society: White Paper on Authentication of State Online Primary Legal Material
AALL Thanks Congress, Asks for Clarification on Plans to Reopen EPA Libraries
Electronic Message Preservation Act (H.R. 5811)
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
South Florida Chapter of AALL Strengthens Commitment to Advocacy
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Law Library of Congress Offers New Articles on Secrecy
Report to Congress on Information Sharing Environment

Washington E-Bulletin – June 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 6
June 30, 2008
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
Join Us in Portland!
Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008 (S.3077)
Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2008 (H.R. 5687)
Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008 (H.R. 6193)
Letter to Congress in Support of Whistleblower Protections
FISA Bill Passes House, Awaits Senate Approval
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Chapters Show Support for Government Printing Office Appropriations
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
EPA?s National Dialogue Comes to a Close
Web sites Offer Deeper Look into Congress
Law Day, for Your Viewing Pleasure

Washington E-Bulletin – May 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 5
May 28, 2008
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Thank You for Taking Action on Orphan Works!
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
It?s Not Too Late! Register for the Legislative Advocacy Leadership Training
Sign Up for the Washington Blawg?s New RSS Feed and Email Option
Acting Washington Affairs Representative Testifies on Government Printing Office?s Appropriations Request
AALL, Congress Keep an Eye on EPA Libraries
Senate Committee Holds Oversight Hearing of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
NARA Releases Document Outlining Digitization Strategy
White House Releases New Sensitive But Unclassified Information Policies
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
Maryland Judiciary Announces Conference on Law Libraries and Legal Information
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Library of the U.S. House of Representatives Launches New Website
Federal Computer Week?s 5 Blogs worth Reading
Federal News Radio on Executive Branch Record-Keeping

Washington E-Bulletin – April 2008

Vol. 2008, Issue 4
April 30, 2008
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EPA Seeks Comments: Help Improve Access to Environmental Info
UPDATES FROM THE HILL AND THE WASHINGTON OFFICE
One-Year Anniversary of the National Summit on Authentication!
NARA Oversight Hearing and Decision to Stop Web Harvests
EPA Releases Library Report to Congress, Calls for Comments
NIH Public Access Policy and Call for Comments
Letter Urges Public Comment Period for Sensitive But Unclassified Information
House Bill Addresses Electronic Records Management
OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: CHAPTER NEWS
LLOPS Members Participate in OMB Watch Listening Tour
FREE TIME WELL SPENT: Further Reading for the Information Policy Junkie
Carter Center International Conference Leads to Plan for Right of Access to Information
Newseum Offers Access to Hundreds of Papers Online
Site Offers Free Legal Information to Connect People with Lawyers