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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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When my congressman visited me (or, How National Library Legislative Day came back home)

This guest post is contributed by Jami Trenam, Associate Director of Collection Development at Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and past chair of the Minnesota Library Association’s Legislative Committee. As a first-year National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) coordinator for Minnesota, I was equally thrilled and anxious to…

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Senate appropriations letter campaign ends soon

The campaign to save library funding ends next week in the Senate following the recent launch of two “Dear Appropriator” letters supporting funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The recent FY 2018 Omnibus budget provided increased funding for LSTA…

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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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