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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

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Federal library funding cut in proposed budget

Today, President Barack Obama released his budget request for the 2015 fiscal year. The proposed budget for the Library Services and Technology Act falls $2 million short from the $180.9 million enacted by the U.S. Congress for the 2014 fiscal

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Posted in Funding, OGR, Public Libraries, School Libraries

ALA recognizes Rep. Holt’s leadership

The American Library Association expresses its deepest appreciation for the distinguished work of Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), a leader who has worked tirelessly to support public, academic and school libraries nationwide. We are sad to report that Rep. Holt today

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Library Services Impacted by Government Shutdown

Unless you’ve been lucky enough to have been lounging away at a private beach without media access, you know that the U.S. government has shut down. The shutdown officially occurred at midnight as the House and Senate were unable to

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Posted in Washington Office News

ALA: Seeking Video Footage from Innovative Libraries

If your library uses federal funding to provide robust library services, the American Library Association’s Washington Office wants to hear from you. The ALA Washington Office is producing a series of videos that will educate legislators and policymakers about the

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