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ALA to participate in IMLS hearing on libraries and broadband

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 9:30–11:30 a.m., leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a public hearing hosted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that will explore

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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

Federal Depository Libraries and the Affordable Care Act

As libraries look ahead to the October 1st open enrollment date for the health insurance marketplace, there is an abundance of information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many opportunities for libraries. IMLS is working with the Centers for

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Posted in Government Information, Legislation, OGR, Webinars

Stretching into the future with a national dialogue on public libraries

There has been a lot of talk about the future of libraries. Anyone attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, for instance, could find about 100 sessions referencing the future and ranging from the Committee on the Future of University

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Posted in OITP, Public Libraries

Breaking News: President Obama to Reveal Message to ALA Conference

On Sunday, President Barack Obama will release a special video message to ALA Conference attendees. The special message from the White House will air on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 8:30a.m. in the McCormick Convention Center, room South 100C. President

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