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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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Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY 2019 library funding  

The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved level funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) programs, rejecting the administration’s call to eliminate funding for these important library programs. The Committee approved a $2 million increase for the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS), which administers LSTA, to cover administrative costs.  …

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Federal library funding remains stable as FY 2019 appropriations process moves forward

Months of advocacy by ALA members across the country has produced the first positive results for fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding as the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee voted today to provide level funding for the Institute of Museum…

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FY 2019 appropriations bills move forward, just in time for National Library Legislative Day

Progress on the FY 2019 appropriations bills moves forward towards the October 1 deadline. ALA members participating in next week’s National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), or Virtual Library Legislative Day, are weighing in on library funding at a critical time as House and Senate Appropriations Committees are still crafting their…

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ALA to Congress in 2018: Continue to #FundLibraries

2017 was an extraordinary year for America’s libraries. When faced with serious threats to federal library funding, ALA members and library advocates rallied in unprecedented numbers to voice their support for libraries at strategic points throughout the year*. Tens of thousands of phone calls and emails to Congress were registered…

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