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Good news for library funding

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The Senate Appropriations Committee today delivered good news for libraries by increasing funding for LSTA Grants to States and National Leadership Grants to Libraries, while also providing level funding for Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved the bill just two days ago with no amendments or controversial policy riders. The ... Read More »

Last week in appropriations

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The Appropriations process in Congress is a year-long cycle with fits and starts, and includes plenty of lobbying, grassroots appeals, lobby days, speeches, hearings and markups, and even creative promotions designed to draw attention to the importance of one program or another. ALA members and the Office of Government Relations continue to play a significant role in this process. Recently, ... Read More »

Successful National Library Legislative Day concludes

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This week, the ALA Washington Office kicked off the 42nd National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) in Washington, DC, with a little help from over 400 library supporters. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker and former Member of Congress Rush Holt, and also heard from a number of expert speakers. Panels included an issue briefing with Washington Office ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Library funding dance: two steps forward, one step back

Two shoes, one further ahead than the other

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 »