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August CopyTalk: Controlled digital lending by libraries

CopyTalk is back after its short summer hiatus with a new webinar. Lila Bailey from the Internet Archive and Professor Michelle Wu from Georgetown University will present controlled digital lending. In a time of limited resources, libraries are always seeking to maximize their reach with decreasing funds. One way to…

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Libraries key to a fair, accurate 2020 Census, Senate appropriators say

Libraries are key to enabling participation in the upcoming 2020 Census, Senate appropriators said in a recent report. In its June 14 report accompanying the fiscal year 2019 funding bill for the U.S. Census Bureau, the Senate Appropriations Committee commented: The Committee urges the Census Bureau to conduct outreach to…

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FY 2019: House committee approves level funding for libraries

Federal funding for library priorities in fiscal year (FY) 2019 took another step in the right direction with Wednesday evening’s House Appropriations Committee approval of level funding for critical library programs Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Under the bill, which originated from…

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Applications open, webinars set for IMLS grant programs

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2019 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). New this year, IMLS is offering one application deadline for the two programs, which have previously each had two cycles per year. Applicants have through September 17, 2018,…

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