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President’s budget requests reduction to IMLS funding

President Obama released his 2012 budget request today, requesting $194 million for assistance to libraries to be administered by the Institute of Museum and Libraries Services (IMLS). This request is approximately $20 million below the current funding level. Like last year, the president also chose to consolidate the Improving Literacy…

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ALA: Museum and Library Services Act on its way to President’s desk

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 jterry@alawash.org  For Immediate Release December 14, 2010 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) by a voice vote today, clearing the last legislative hurdle in its reauthorization process.  Last week, the U.S.…

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ALA: House must follow Senate’s lead, pass Museum and Library Services Act

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 jterry@alawash.org For Immediate Release December 8, 2010  WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) Reauthorization (S. 3984) late Tuesday night under unanimous consent, bringing the bill one step closer to reauthorization before the…

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Senate HELP Committee on a roll, taking up Hildreth nomination and LSTA

It may be a lame duck Congress, but there is news from the Senate for the library community today. This morning the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee reported S.3984, the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, from committee with unanimous consent. The bill includes the Library Services…

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HELP Committee is Scheduled to Vote on the Nomination of Susan Hildreth and LSTA Reauthorization

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will be holding a full committee markup at 10am on Wednesday, December 1.  On the agenda for this markup, among other issues, the committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Susan Hildreth to be the director of the Institute…

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