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Contact your senators, urge them to sign on to library funding letter

Please call both of your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to sign onto this letter by COB Wednesday, June 8.  Also ask library supporters to contact your senators as well. This effort is being led by Senators Jack Reed and Olympia Snowe.  Tell your senators’ staffers to…

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Appropriations subcommittee leaders receive letters from Congressional members urging support for library programs

This week in the House of Representatives, two letters were sent to the Chairman Denny Rehberg and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee requesting support in the FY2012 budget for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Improving Literacy…

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House Education and Workforce Committee to mark up bill seeking to repeal “ineffective or unnecessary education programs”

The House Education and Workforce Committee is scheduled to mark up H.R. 1891 tomorrow. This bill would repeal many U.S. Department of Education Programs including Improving Literacy Through School Libraries, which is the primary source of federal funding for school libraries. School libraries have struggled this year with the defunding…


ALA: Department of Education withdraws federal support for school libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program was zeroed out under the Department of Education’s allocation for FY2011 funding, released today. Improving Literacy Through School Libraries is the only federal program solely for our nation’s school libraries. This program supports local education agencies in improving reading achievement…

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Short-term bill funds Improving Literacy Through School Libraries but fight’s not over for FY2011

With time running out before the current funding bill for federal programs expired, Congress passed another short-term continuing resolution (CR) (H.J.Res. 44) this week — dodging a government shut-down. The President signed the bill yesterday, which makes $4 billion in cuts but will fund the government for another two weeks at…

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