ALA urges House and Senate approps subcommittees to support LSTA, IAL


IAL Grant Applications Due by May 9 The American Library Association filed comments last week with House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). As the Appropriations Committees begin their consideration of 12 appropriations bills, ALA is urging the Committees to fund LSTA at $186.6 ... Read More »

DOE now accepting IAL grant proposals; due by May 9

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The Department of Education today began accepting applications for the nearly $27 million in Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program grant funds available this year to schools and non-profits seeking support for their early literacy efforts. ALA and its grassroots successfully advocated vociferously last year for Congress to support IAL at this level of funding and are doing so again ... Read More »

Library funding dance: two steps forward, one step back

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Congratulations . . . and thank you! Over the past two weeks, we’ve issued several calls-to-action asking you to ask your Members of Congress in both chambers to sign four letters urging their colleagues on the powerful Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate to support maximum funding in FY 2017 for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and ... Read More »

Five minutes can net libraries $200 million next year

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Earlier this week, we asked for your help in defending the more than $200 million in LSTA and other federal library funding from Congressional and Administration cost-cutters.  Time was short then and it’s even shorter now.  Your help is needed to get your Representative and both US Senators to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters supporting LSTA and Innovative Approaches to Literacy ... Read More »

Help! Millions in FY2017 library funding in Congress’ crosshairs

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Less than one year ago, the Chairman of the House Budget Committee suggested completely eliminating IMLS and, with it, nearly $200 million in federal support for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). He’s no longer the chairman … since becoming Speaker of the House! Sorry to say, Paul Ryan’s not the only one, however, who thinks library funding cuts ... Read More »