The ALA Washington Office is seeking testimony to submit to Congress to oppose the proposed Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA). They would like your answers to the following:

  1. What are some positive ways that social networking sites, such as MySpace, are used in your library and/or with your patrons?
  2. What do you think will be the impact on your library patrons if social networking sites are blocked on library computers?

If you are willing to contribute to the testimony that’s being gathered, please submit answers to these questions to and be sure to provide your name and full contact information. Answers need to be received by no later than Tuesday June 13th.

To learn more about DOPA, go to:

Thank you for all the hard work you do for the teens in your community!
Posted by Beth Yoke

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  1. Linda Braun [Member] on June 9, 2006 at 7:38 am said:

    One thing I’ve been talking to lots of librarians about is the use of My Space and similar sites by authors. Many authors have created very rich and full My Space and Live Journal communities as a way to inform readers about the books they are writing (or have written) and as a way to get feedback from readers.

    Then of course there are the libraries that have started to use My Space to connect with teens – putting up catalog searches and such within their My Space space.

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