The President's proposed FY 2020 budget eliminates funding for libraries by eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and millions of dollars dedicated to America’s libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Funding through IMLS and LSTA make our communities stronger through programs and services. We encourage all USAIN members to send a letter to their representative to preserve federal funding for libraries. One opportunity is through the ALA form. One letter asks members of the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the other asks the Committee to fully fund the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.
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