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ALA applauds library funding increase in President’s 2008 budget

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the funding increases for libraries proposed in President Bush’s fiscal year (FY) 2008 budget and thanks the Administration for its consistent support of increased library funding. In an extremely tight fiscal environment, the President’s commitment to increase federal funding for…

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Represent Your Library Group in the Halls of Congress at Annual 2007!

During ALA’s 2007 Annual Conference in Washington, DC, library groups and associations will have a unique opportunity to showcase their value and importance in the Halls of Congress! On Tuesday, June 26, the ALA Washington Office has secured the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building for the sole…

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District Dispatch Podcast #10

Episode District Dispatch Podcast #10 Cast Andy Bridges, Communications Specialist, ALA Washington Office Emily Feldman, Program Associate, Subject’s Emily Feldman tells listeners about the upcoming event “Sunshine Week 2007: Closed Doors; Open Democracies?” This will be a nationally webcasted dialogue on open government and secrecy. Program Length 5…

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ALA President Leslie Burger to Testify on EPA Library Closings to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON — On February 6, ALA President Leslie Burger will testify at an oversight hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) library closings. Since first becoming public in early 2006, the closure of several libraries in the EPA…


FY 2007 Funding Levels Set

U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairmen have arrived at a final joint funding resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2007. This $463.5 billion spending bill will be on the House floor tomorrow. The bill provides $2.3 billion in additional funding over FY 2006, including $1.17 billion for education.…

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