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House library champions release FY18 “Dear Appropriator” letters

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…

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#ALAWO is tracking #SaveIMLS and collecting your stories

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…

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President’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

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…

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Appropriations bills await Congress post-election

Be honest. With the elections next week did you think it was almost safe to ignore Washington politics until next year? Well, here are more than 200 million reasons to convince you otherwise: LSTA, IAL and Title IV funding. Here is why you should care: after nearly a year of…

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