Tag Archives: LSTA

Build relationships to advance advocacy

Rep. Grijalva at the press conference.

A crowd gathered this week outside the El Pueblo Library in South Tucson where Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D) and other library advocates to discuss the possible effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts — including the elimination of the IMLS —on libraries in Arizona and nationwide. A statement by ALA Julie Todaro was read at the event, in which the ... Read More »

Congress is in recess, make it count

US Capitol from NW

National Library Week is the perfect time to make sure that your congressional representative in the House and both U.S. senators know you want them to fight for full federal library funding for fiscal year 2018. They are now home for two full weeks for their spring recess, so you have ample opportunity to make that point loudly, clearly and ... Read More »

Advocacy home run ignites FY 2018 library funding rally!

LSTA and IAL letters with the signatures

If you have been to this page in the last few weeks, you know that the President has proposed wiping out all library funding – and the agency that administers much of it (IMLS) – in his initial FY 2018 budget proposal. You also know that thousands of librarians, library supporters, users, vendors and citizen advocates in literally every Congressional ... Read More »

Appropriations webinar announced for National Library Week

Hand grasping a $100 bill

Appropriations, Budgets, and Continuing Resolutions: what you need to know about the Congressional Appropriations Process Confused about the $1 trillion Federal Appropriations process? Does talk of the FY 17 budget, FY 18 budget, the President’s “Skinny” budget, Continuing Resolutions and Omnibus budgeting leave you a tad confused? You are not alone! To help answer some of these questions, ALA is ... Read More »

An appropriations update from the field

Congressional negotiators will be burning the midnight oils over the weekend to craft a final bill.

After almost a week of activity around ALA’s intensive appropriations campaign and less than a week until the House “Dear Appropriator” letter deadline, we wanted to check in and let you know how things are going. As you may remember, this campaign is part of our annual push to get as many Members of Congress to sign “Dear Appropriator” letters ... Read More »