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Author: Julie Todaro

Dr. Julie Todaro is a past president of the American Library Association (2016-2017). Previously, she served as the president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (2007-2008) and president of the Texas Library Association (2000-2001). Todaro received her Doctorate of Library Services from Columbia University and her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

ALA President responds to the Administration’s 2018 budget proposal

This morning, ALA issued a statement about the budget proposal released today. You can read it on or below. WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget proposal released today, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro issued the following statement: “The Administration’s budget is using…


President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

This morning, President Trump released his budget proposal for FY2018. The Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS) is included in the list of independent agencies whose budgets the proposal recommends eliminating. Library funding that comes through other sources such as the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and…


Library heroes reunite to defeat FBI surveillance

For library professionals, civil rights advocates and Americans everywhere, the members of the “Connecticut Four” epitomize the word “hero.” Twelve years ago, Peter Chase, Barbara Bailey, Jan Nocek and George Christian fearlessly faced down the FBI by refusing to comply with a National Security Letter (NSL) demanding that they divulge…

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