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Time is running out for LSTA and IAL – act now!

Hourglass running out of sand

Millions in federal funding for libraries is currently hanging in the balance. In order to saving library funding from the chopping block – particularly the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) programs —library supporters need to contact offices of their Representative and Senator and ask them to show support for continued library funding by signing ... Read More »

Ask Your Senators to Sign LSTA Letter

Appropriations season has arrived in Washington DC and library funding is on the table. Please call your U.S. Senators by April 24 and ask them to sign a “Dear Colleague” letter in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). LSTA is crucial for libraries because: LSTA is the primary source of funding for libraries in the ... Read More »

American Library Association: LSTA level-funded in President’s FY2013 budget request

American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael released the following statement today regarding President Obama’s 2013 budget request: “Libraries contribute in significant ways to support the economic recovery of their local communities. The President’s proposal for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) demonstrates the administration’s recognition that libraries are part of the solution for our economic recovery. LSTA helps job-seekers ... Read More »

Senate HELP Committee on a roll, taking up Hildreth nomination and LSTA

It may be a lame duck Congress, but there is news from the Senate for the library community today. This morning the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee reported S.3984, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, from committee with unanimous consent. The bill includes the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and reauthorizes the Institute of Museum and ... Read More »

HELP Committee is Scheduled to Vote on the Nomination of Susan Hildreth and LSTA Reauthorization

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will be holding a full committee markup at 10am on Wednesday, December 1.  On the agenda for this markup, among other issues, the committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Susan Hildreth to be the director of the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). Also, on the agenda ... Read More »