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The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a markup of the Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that includes the funding for the Government Printing Office at 2 p.m. today. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, it is important that in this difficult financial time people make their…Read More
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The American Library Association is holding a video contest. The first-place winner will receive $175, and the runner-up will receive $75.
To enter, create a video, upload it to Vimeo, tag it “library advocacy day,” and send your…Read More
Call your senators now to support library funding!
Please call your U.S. senators in Washington, D.C., today and ask them to sign onto a "Dear Appropriator" letter that is circulating around the Senate. This letter will be sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee and will…Read More
Please call your congressperson’s Washington office today and ask him/her to sign onto two letters circulating around Congress. The first letter your member needs to sign asks the House Appropriations Committee for $300 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the FY2011…Read More
The current draft of the Senate's $80 billion version of the Jobs for Main Street Act does not include librarians. However, the bill does include $20.5 billion for creating jobs that provide public services, which includes $18 billion for hiring and retaining teachers; $500 million for hiring…Read More