Speakers to explore library funding options at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/20/2015


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

Washington Office



CHICAGO—Thinking about new funding sources for your library? Join leaders from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) when they discuss federal library funding resources at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session, titled “All Eyes on IMLS: Funding Priorities and Reauthorization,” takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

During the sessions, speakers will shed new light on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the primary source of annual funding for libraries in the federal budget. Library staff are encouraged to attend the conference session to learn more about Institute of Museum and Library Services’ priorities for the next two years, which will shape the agency’s discretionary and Library Services and Technology Act Grants to States programs. Additionally, participants will learn more about how they can support the Museum and Library Services Act while the law undergoes a reauthorization period in 2016.

WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 10:30–11:30a.m.

-    Maura Marx, acting director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
-    Robin Dale, associate deputy director for state programs, Institute of Museum and Library Services

WHERE: McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, Room W183A

REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the American Library Association’s Washington Office, at jwright@alawash.org.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 55,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.