Library Legislation Day
2018 Legislation Day was
March 7, 2018
@ Massachusetts State House
The Legislative Special Commission on School Library Services in Massachusetts was created by the Massachusetts Legislature in July 2014 to look at equity of access to school library programs in our public schools. The Commission completed its work in March 2018 and presented it to legislators at the 2018 Legislation Day.
The Commission has issued the following report:
SCHOOL LIBRARY ADVOCATE AWARD
John Palfrey (center) received the MSLA award from MSLA President, Anita Cellucci (left) and Kathy Lowe, MSLA Executive Director (right) at the 2016 Library Legislation Day.
*John Palfrey is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus primarily on Internet law, intellectual property, and the potential of new technologies to strengthen democracies locally and around the world. His most recent book, BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, argues that libraries are more than just book repositories and can become" bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information."
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