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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

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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

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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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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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