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ALA disappointed at White House budget cut to state grants to libraries

Cherry Hill Public Library

Cutting funds to libraries hinders services being delivered directly to people in their communities After reviewing President Obama’s Fiscal 2017 Budget released today, Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association (ALA), issued the following statement: We are truly disappointed that the President’s budget does not recognize the value libraries bring to our country. Every day America’s libraries create individual ... Read More »

President Obama nominates Kathryn Matthew to lead IMLS

President Obama

This week, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Kathryn Matthew to serve as the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Dr. Kathryn Matthew is currently the chief science educator at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a position she has held since 2014. She was a principal consultant and a product manager at Blackbaud, ... Read More »

How accessible is online government information?

The article below comes from guest blogger Pat Ball, who serves as the branch manager of the Cobb County Public Library System in Marietta, Georgia. The E-Government Act was passed in December of 2002. On November 7, 2007 the E-Government Reauthorization Act of 2007 was introduced. The bill would amend and reauthorize appropriations for the E-Government Act.   Needless to say ... Read More »