Funding

Appropriations webinar announced for National Library Week

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Appropriations, Budgets, and Continuing Resolutions: what you need to know about the Congressional Appropriations Process Confused about the $1 trillion Federal Appropriations process? Does talk of the FY 17 budget, FY 18 budget, the President’s “Skinny” budget, Continuing Resolutions and Omnibus budgeting leave you a tad confused? You are not alone! To help answer some of these questions, ALA is ... Read More »

Top 10 things to know (and do) about saving library funding

Fight For Libraries! Tell Congress to save library funding.

The talk of Washington and the library community (when people aren’t talking about the President’s tweets, anyway) is the recent recommendation by the President to completely eliminate funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including their library funding implementing the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program within the Department of ... Read More »

An appropriations update from the field

Congressional negotiators will be burning the midnight oils over the weekend to craft a final bill.

After almost a week of activity around ALA’s intensive appropriations campaign and less than a week until the House “Dear Appropriator” letter deadline, we wanted to check in and let you know how things are going. As you may remember, this campaign is part of our annual push to get as many Members of Congress to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters ... Read More »

House library champions release FY18 “Dear Appropriator” letters

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Your limited-time-only chance to ask for your House Member’s backing for LSTA and IAL begins now. Where does your Representative stand on supporting FY 2018 library funding? Against the backdrop of the President’s proposal last week to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services and virtually all other library funding sources, their answer this year is more important than ... Read More »

#ALAWO is tracking #SaveIMLS and collecting your stories

TAGS data visualization photo of networked #SaveIMLS conversation online.

Since 11 a.m. last Thursday (and as of 5 p.m. this afternoon), there have been 3,838 tweets under the #saveIMLS hashtag on Twitter. That is over 767 tweets a day. Or, sliced another way, there are currently 1,800 people who are participating in the conversation on Twitter. Anyway you dice it, we need this momentum to continue. Right now, the ... Read More »