Tag Archives: LSTA

Idaho library welcomes FCC Commissioner

The article below comes from Ann Joslin, who is the Idaho State Librarian and president of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). On August 19, 2014, Idaho had the privilege of hosting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O’Rielly at LinkIDAHO’s Broadband Summit in Boise. He was the keynote speaker and moderated a panel discussion on “Filling the ... Read More »

The biggest issues libraries face

From May 5—6, 2014, hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss key library issues with their members of Congress. In preparation for next week’s 40th Annual National Library Legislative Day, the American Library Association (ALA) today released new briefs on policies, legislation and issues impacting libraries. Advocates should review the issue briefs ... Read More »

Libraries matter: use videos to advocate for libraries

Today, the American Library Association’s Washington Office launched “Libraries Matter,” a series of videos showcasing the ways libraries use federal funding to support early literacy, high-speed internet access, small business owners and new citizens. Library supporters can use the videos to demonstrate the value of federal funding programs, such as the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), to legislators, decision ... Read More »

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 »

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 year. The big hit came to the state program, with slight increases to the set aside for Native Americans and ... Read More »