Each year, the ACRL Government Relations Committee, in consultation with the ACRL Board of Directors and staff, formulates an ACRL Legislative Agenda. Drafted with input from the ACRL Scholarly Communications and Copyright Committees, along with additional committees, ACRL leaders, and ALA Washington Office, the legislative agenda is prioritized and includes objectives for legislative action at the national level on issues that may affect the welfare of academic and research libraries. The ACRL Board of Directors recently approved the 2011 ACRL Legislative Agenda in time for National Library Legislative Day, May 9-10, in Washington, D.C.
The 2011 ACRL Legislative Agenda focuses on seven priorities, including network neutrality, first sale/fair use/anti-circumvention, section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, government information, public access to federally funded research, freedom of information act, and orphan works. Read the complete legislative agenda for more details.