Tag Archives: LSTA

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 »

Look Back, Move Forward: Library Services and Technology Act

1995 Resolution on Library Services and Technology Act reauthorization

Thank you to everyone for sharing your #SaveIMLS stories. Please keep it coming – more than 7,700 tweets (nearly doubling our count since last Thursday). As we prepare for the appropriations process, here’s a look back on how ALA Council resolved to support the Library Services and Technology Act in June 1995. As we move forward into the “Dear Appropriator Letters” ... Read More »

House library champions release FY18 “Dear Appropriator” letters

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Your limited-time-only chance to ask for your House Member’s backing for LSTA and IAL begins now. Where does your Representative stand on supporting FY 2018 library funding? Against the backdrop of the President’s proposal last week to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services and virtually all other library funding sources, their answer this year is more important than ... Read More »

#ALAWO is tracking #SaveIMLS and collecting your stories

TAGS data visualization photo of networked #SaveIMLS conversation online.

Since 11 a.m. last Thursday (and as of 5 p.m. this afternoon), there have been 3,838 tweets under the #saveIMLS hashtag on Twitter. That is over 767 tweets a day. Or, sliced another way, there are currently 1,800 people who are participating in the conversation on Twitter. Anyway you dice it, we need this momentum to continue. Right now, the ... Read More »

President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

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This morning, President Trump released his budget proposal for FY2018. The Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS) is included in the list of independent agencies whose budgets the proposal recommends eliminating. Library funding that comes through other sources such as the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and the National Endowment for the Humanities is also affected. Just how ... Read More »