Author Archives: Lisa Lindle

Protecting public access to earth science information

USGS logo

This week, ALA sent a letter calling for continued funding for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Library and public access to its collections and services.  USGS is a scientific agency within the Interior Department. The USGS Library bills itself as “largest earth science library in the world.” President Trump’s budget proposes to cut $137.8 million from USGS, a 13% reduction ... Read More »

One library’s creative advocacy campaign to #SaveIMLS

Balloons placed around Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library as part of their library funding campaign.

In light of the threatened cuts to IMLS and federal library funding this year, we have seen an outpouring a support and an increase in advocacy efforts by librarian across the country. Over 42,000 emails were sent to the House and Senate during the Fight for Libraries! campaign alone! But many libraries did not stop at phone calls and emails. ... Read More »

#NLLD17 roundup

The VA delegation speaks with a staffer at Rep. Bobby Scott's office.

Last week, we were thrilled to welcome over 530 librarians to Washington, D.C. for National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) 2017. With representatives from every state, and over 1,000 additional library supporters who committed to join in the advocacy efforts from home, the energy this year was higher than ever. In the wake of the President’s budget proposal, which included the ... Read More »

How to participate in #NLLD17 from home

Attendees at National Library Legislative Day 2016 in the reception photobooth

As library supporters from across the United States prepare to go to Washington, D.C. to participate in National Library Legislative Day, don’t forget that you can participate from home! All week long (May 1-5th), we’re asking library supporters to email, call, and tweet their Members of Congress about federal library funding and other key library issues. Register now, and you will ... Read More »

Panels announced for National Library Legislative Day 2017

Librarians hold up signs supporting libraries at National Library Legislative Day photobooth

There are just 20 days until National Library Legislative Day, and the speaker lineup is our best yet! You’ve likely already heard that Hina Shamshi from the ACLU will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Now check out some of the other panels we have planned: The Political Dance Jennifer Manley Managing Director, Prime Strategies NYC Christian Zabriskie, Executive ... Read More »