Author Archive: Emily Wagner

Esti Brennan (left) teaches a class in the DCPL’s central branch lab space. Photo: DCPL

Making Space for Libraries on Capitol Hill during National Library Week

April 6, 2018

To invite members of Congress and their staffers into the world of library makerspaces, the Washington Office is working with DC Public Library (DCPL) to bring its Fab Lab to Capitol Hill in an event hosted by Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.Mex.) on Wednesday, April 11. Luján is a participant of the Congressional Maker Caucus, … Continue reading Making Space for Libraries on Capitol Hill during National Library Week



Wake Up Call rally outside the FCC offices, December 14. Photo by Emily Wagner

Shoulder to Shoulder with Net Rights Advocates

December 15, 2017

UPDATE: Tell Congress to restore net neutrality through this ALA Action Alert. As expected, the FCC voted 3–2 along party lines to repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality Order, which required internet service providers (like Verizon or Comcast) to offer equal access to all web content without charging more for faster delivery or giving preferential treatment … Continue reading Shoulder to Shoulder with Net Rights Advocates


Hispanic Heritage Month from Google's Latino Cultures platform

Latino Cultures Platform a New Library Resource

September 7, 2017

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15, Google Cultural Institute has collaborated with more than 35 museums and institutions to launch a new platform on September 7 within Google Arts & Culture: Latino Cultures. The platform brings more than 2,500 Latino cultural artifacts online and—through immersive storytelling, 360-degree virtual tours, ultra-high-resolution … Continue reading Latino Cultures Platform a New Library Resource