Author Archives: Julie Todaro

ALA President responds to the Administration’s 2018 budget proposal

“The Administration’s budget is using the wrong math when it comes to libraries.”

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 the wrong math when it comes to libraries. “To those ... Read More »

President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

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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 the National Endowment for the Humanities is also affected. Just how ... Read More »

Happy Anniversary, IMLS

IMLS 20 Years: Reimagine the Future

As the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) marks its 20th anniversary this year, we celebrate the many ways it has enabled libraries and librarians around the country to transform their communities by funding innovative programs and research. Thanks to the support of IMLS, people in communities around the country are being served by library professionals in new and ... Read More »

Library heroes reunite to defeat FBI surveillance

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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 patron borrowing and internet search records in the absence of ... Read More »