Tag Archives: LSTA

Call now to support library funding!

With this being an election year and a Congress that has spent a LOT of money on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other jobs-related bills, the political climate in Washington is tougher today than it has been in the past. Many members of Congress are afraid to sign-on to any letter that is asking for an increase of ... Read More »

Critical action alert: public & school libraries need our help

Please call your congressperson’s Washington office today and ask him/her to sign onto two letters circulating around Congress. The first letter your member needs to sign urges the Appropriations Committee to appropriate $100 million to Improving Literacy Through Schools (ILTS) in FY2011. President Obama has consolidated ILTS with five other programs, meaning it would compete with other literacy programs for ... Read More »

Ask your congressional rep to fund LSTA

Please call your member of Congress today and ask him/her to sign onto the SUPPORT FUNDING FOR OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES letter now. Our office has created a chart (pdf) indicating how much your state received for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in FY2010.  If the LSTA is funded at $300 million in FY2011, as we’re asking in the “Dear ... Read More »

President’s budget freezes library funding, omits school libraries from education increase

Contact: Jenni TerryPress OfficerALA Washington Office(202) 628-8410jterry@alawash.org For Immediate Release February 1, 2010 President’s budget freezes library funding, omits school libraries from education increase WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama today released his FY2011 Budget Proposal to Congress, calling for a freeze to federal library funding under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the primary source of federal funding for ... Read More »

Congress clears legislation to fund Library Services and Technology Act

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office 202-628-8410 For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate passed omnibus legislation that included the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Sunday, clearing the bill for the President’s signature. The final version, which passed the House of Representatives a few days before, included a slight increase for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) ... Read More »