Tag Archives: Improving Literacy Through School Libraries

Contact your U.S. Senators and Reps Today to Support Library Funding

Please contact your U.S. Senators and Representative by going to the Legislative Action Center and urge them to support funding in FY 2015 for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). There are currently two letters circulating in the House of Representatives and the Senate.  One letter (a letter in the House and a in the ... Read More »

House passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill with provisions for school libraries, Senate expected to do the same tomorrow

This afternoon the House passed the Conference Report for an Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which included funds for school libraries.  Thanks to Senator Jack Reed, when the Administration zeroed out Improving Literacy Through School Libraries, Senator Reed had funding included in the Appropriations Bill for Literacy, including a competitive Grant Program for school libraries. Thanks to all the school library supporters ... Read More »

Senate committee clears appropriations bill with funds for school libraries, level support for Library Services and Technology Act

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer, ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 For Immediate Release The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill yesterday with at least $15 million designated for school libraries. The bill also level-funds the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) at $189 million. The Senate bill sets aside $30 million for national ... Read More »

Funding for school libraries included in LHHS subcommittee’s appropriations bill

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee marked up (voted on) its FY 2012 bill Tuesday afternoon on at 10-8 party-line vote.  This funding bill, which is scheduled to be marked up in the full Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday afternoon, contains federal support for school libraries. The report language of this bill sets aside $30 ... Read More »

Call your senators, ask them to sign on to library funding letter before tomorrow’s deadline

The deadline for U.S. senators to sign on to the Senate “Dear Colleague” Letter for libraries is 6 p.m. EST tomorrow. While the economic climate has forced legislators to think critically about the FY2012 budget, the reality is that libraries provide one of the returns on investment in the federal budget. Senators Jack Reed and Olympia Snowe are leading this ... Read More »