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2018 IMLS National Medals ceremony showcases how libraries transform

One of the best things about working in ALA’s Washington Office is the opportunity to attend celebratory events like the presentation of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medals, the nation’s highest honor for libraries and museums in service to their communities. Over the award’s 24 years,…

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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…

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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.…

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White House budget proposal continues to miscalculate the value of libraries

In its FY2019 budget released today, the White House proposed eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to America’s libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The decision echoes the FY 2018 proposal, which also eliminated the grant-making agency…

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Status of the Current Federal Budget(s): FY2018+

Over the next few weeks, the White House is expected to release its FY2019 budget request to Congress. We expect the budget to include draconian cuts to library, education and other non-defense discretionary spending. In fact, we believe the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is likely to be…

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