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Get Ready for Next Week’s Nat’l Library Legislative Day

Prepare for the Event with Videos and Issue Briefs from Policy Experts From May 7—8, 2013, hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss key library issues with their members of Congress. In preparation for next week’s 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day,…


Maureen Sullivan: President Obama’s Budget Gives Libraries $2 Million Boost

Today, President Barack Obama released the budget for the 2014 fiscal year, allocating $177 million for assistance to libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). In response to President Obama’s 2014 budget request, American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan released the following statement today: “We congratulate President…

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Sequestration Delayed

At the thirteenth hour, Congress was able to pass and the President signed into law H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, avoiding a “fiscal cliff” in this new year.  (Please see previous DD post).  In this agreement, tax cuts were extended for all individuals making less than…

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Sen. Coburn Report Calls Effective Teen Reading Program “Wasteful Spending”

Librarians and library supporters around the world have a deep knowledge and understanding of the vital role that public libraries play in every community. Unfortunately, there are many others that do not fully understand all of what public libraries can do. An example of that came today when Senator Tom…