Tag Archives: Olympia Snowe

ALA Recognizes Sen. Snowe’s Leadership

On behalf of the millions of people who use our nation’s public, school and academic libraries, the American Library Association expresses its deepest appreciation for the distinguished work of Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine). Upon her retirement from the U.S. Senate, the library community wants to note the tremendous leadership and work she has done, often on a bipartisan basis, ... Read More »

Bi-partisan letters sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking for funding for libraries.

Recently, two “Dear Colleague” letters were sent to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.  One of these letters (pdf), that was sponsored by Representatives  Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) and included 45 other signatures from Members of Congress asked for the committee to fund LSTA at $184.7 million in FY 2013.  Likewise, another letter (pdf) was sent to the ... Read More »

“We know that access to effective school library programs, staffed by trained school librarians, has a positive impact on student achievement” – five senators show their support

As the national debate over education continues, we commend Senators Jack Reed, Chuck Grassley, Debbie Stabenow, Roger Wicker and Olympia Snowe for recognizing the importance of supporting children’s access to books and literacy services, especially through their school libraries.  Ensuring that all children, especially those from disadvantaged communities, can learn to love reading which helps them attain a 21st century ... Read More »