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Department of Education to release funds for literacy program, State Literacy Teams

The U.S. Department of Education has released their application for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. The deadline for State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to submit the application is Thursday, September 30, 2010. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program is providing $10 million for formula grants for states to create a…

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Institute of Museum and Library Services and Department of Labor announce new partnership

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration held a press conference today at the Washington Convention Center during ALA’s Annual Conference to announce a new partnership that will help job seekers access employment and training services in public libraries. “Public…


RUS accepting applications for three small programs directed at improving broadband connectivity

The Rural Utility Service (RUS) is now accepting applications for funding for three small programs directed at improving broadband connectivity for rural libraries and others in rural areas.   Two of these programs may be beneficial for libraries in rural areas that are seeking a broadband connection.   Applications for all three…

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ALA Washington Office submits testimony to House Education Committee on libraries’ role in improving literacy

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer, ALA Washington Office For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. — Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office, today filed testimony for the official record of the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education’s hearing,…

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Jim Rettig joins Sec. Duncan in kick-off event for “United We Serve” national campaign

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office 202-628-8410 For Immediate Release June 22, 2009 WASHINGTON — American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Rettig will facilitate a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Governor Corzine, and regional librarians in a special kick-off event for President Obama’s…

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