Tag Archives: LSTA

Advocacy works: Broad number of legislators back library funding

Pen on paper

Each year around this time, Appropriations Committees in both chambers of Congress begin their cycle of consideration and debate of what federal programs will be funded the following year. For both political and fiscal reasons, the process is marked by tremendous competition for a limited and often shrinking “pie” of Appropriations dollars. In this environment, demonstrating early, strong and bipartisan ... Read More »

Time is running out for LSTA and IAL – act now!

Hourglass running out of sand

Millions in federal funding for libraries is currently hanging in the balance. In order to saving library funding from the chopping block – particularly the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) programs —library supporters need to contact offices of their Representative and Senator and ask them to show support for continued library funding by signing ... Read More »

Defend library funding: the time is now!

Barrels of money

Are you letting the opportunity to defend library and literacy funding slip by? Are you expecting others to call on Congress to fund our vital programs? Now is the time for ALA members to make the case for continued funding of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Strong support at the beginning of ... Read More »

Interested in Natl. Library Legislative Day? Here’s what you need to know

Librarians from the North Suburban Library System speak to an Illinois congressional aide.

If you appreciate the critical roles that libraries play in creating an informed and engaged citizenry, register now for this year’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), a two-day advocacy event where hundreds of library supporters, leaders and patrons will meet with their legislators to advocate for library funding. National Library Legislative Day, which is hosted by the American Library Association ... Read More »