WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 1, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Reed presented Sen. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.) with United for Libraries’ Public Service Award for his support of libraries during a special reception in the Hart Senate office building.
Sen. Reed authored key sections of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and seeks to fix the No Child Left Behind education law that was signed into law nearly 14 years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday congressional negotiators reached agreement on a bill to fund the U.S. government through September. The “omnibus” bill included $231 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services – a $1 million increase over FY2016. American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, more than five hundred library advocates from every state in the nation and the District of Columbia will gather in Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal support for libraries during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 43rd annual National Library Legislative Day. Over a thousand supporters also registered to participate simultaneously through Virtual Library Legislative Day, where advocates connect with legislators via phone calls, emails and social media platforms.
For National Library Legislative Day, May 1-2, 2017, hundreds of library supporters will convene in Washington D.C., where they meet with their members of Congress to rally support for library issues and policies.
WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro today issued the following statement:
Washington, DC – On the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s first Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Oversight Hearing of 2017, the American Library Association (ALA) and more than 170 public interest organizations sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune an
Presented annually near the anniversary of President Madison's birth, the award honors individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know.