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

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