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Record number of signatures in the Senate

Thanks to the efforts of ALA advocates across the country, this year’s Dear Appropriator Campaign proved a success in the Senate with an increased number of signatures on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) letter and sustained support for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) letter. The bipartisan LSTA…

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Senate appropriations letter campaign ends soon

The campaign to save library funding ends next week in the Senate following the recent launch of two “Dear Appropriator” letters supporting funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The recent FY 2018 Omnibus budget provided increased funding for LSTA…

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Big federal funding increases for libraries

The following message is from ALA President Jim Neal: We are thrilled that Congress has passed an FY2018 omnibus spending bill today that includes significant federal funding increases for our nation’s libraries! One year ago, the White House proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and slashed…


House releases dear appropriator letters: call your Representative before March 19

The campaign to save over $210 million in library funding begins this week in the House of Representatives with the release of two Dear Appropriator letters.* Our activity starts on the heels of the White House budget proposal for FY 2019, which recommends the elimination of most federal library funding.…


#FundLibraries infographic now an audio description file, thanks to the Colorado Talking Book Library

Since the President’s budget proposal dropped (less than two weeks ago) library advocates have been voicing their support for the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Over 15,000 emails have been sent via the ALA Action Center. In order to help patrons of the national network of Talking Book and…

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