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Folks,
At the end of this month, I will be leaving the American Library
Association to take over the helm of OpenTheGovernment.org
<file://www.openthegovernment.org> www.openthegovernment.org  It will be
an exciting challenge to expand its membership and the important work it
is already doing. I hope you will all take a look at the web site and
join us. 

My new address will be [log in to unmask] 

ALA is seeking well-qualified candidates to replace me here. Please read
and circulate the job posting below. As noted, 
	Interested candidates should forward their resume and letter of
Application  to: American Library Association, Washington Office, Ref.
Assistdir/ogr, 1615 New Hampshire Ave NW, First Floor, Washington, DC
20009,
fax: 202/628-8424, email:  <mailto:mpullen@ala> [log in to unmask]

It has been great working with you. Keep it up.

Patrice
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Associate Director

Office of Government Relations

The American Library Association seeks a qualified individual to serve
as a lobbyist representing ALA and its legislative and policy positions
on a
variety of issues before the U. S. Congress. The lobbyist will analyze
federal legislation, regulations and administrative activity affecting
libraries, librarians, and library patrons and will assist in developing
strategies for influencing legislation and other decisions affecting
libraries. As part of the ALA lobbying team, the incumbent will also
participate in grassroots organizing and support appropriate ALA
Legislative committees and subcommittees.

The qualified candidate must have a knowledge of federal legislative
Process and excellent political judgment; ability to develop productive
working
relationships with legislators and staff, the media, representatives
From other organizations and ALA members; knowledge of library and
related
legislation; ability to work in a highly fluid environment under special
stresses. Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
Library Service degree preferred but not required with at least 2 years
experience in legislative or related policy arena.

Salary range to low 50s.  Interested candidates should forward their
Resume and letter of application to: American Library Association,
Washington
Office, Ref. Assistdir/ogr, 1615 New Hampshire Ave NW, First Floor,
Washington, DC 20009, fax: 202/628-8424, email:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications are invited from women, minorities, and people with
disabilities.