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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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Posted in Funding, OGR, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Mr. President: Where Have Libraries Gone?

It was my pleasure to be in the audience today for President Barack Obama’s speech about the ConnectED initiative at Buck Lodge Middle School In Maryland. I found myself thinking back to a speech I attended by then-Senator Barack Obama

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Posted in E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries

Supporting the multi-user environment

Today, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative, which aims to connect America’s students to high-capacity broadband and high-speed wireless. In response, ALA President Maureen Sullivan released the following statement: ALA is encouraged by President Obama’s announcement of the ConnectED initiative

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