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FY18 Federal Funding: COSLA, Regional, and State Approaches

FY18 Federal Funding: COSLA, Regional, and State Approaches

This page is intended to promote sharing of resources, information, and examples of approaches to FY18 federal budget education and advocacy from COSLA, state libraries, and closely related organizations.  Most materials were developed at State Library Agencies and submitted to COSLA for broader sharing.  Additional submissions are welcome, as are questions and comments.  Please send to info@cosla.org.

 

Communications aimed at the federal level:

 

     House Appropriations Committee HELP Subcommittee Members

     Senate Appropriations Committee HELP Subcommittee Members

 

Newspaper Coverage

     Washington post article containing quote from California State Librarian Greg Lucas

 

Alabama
     Special Edition of ALPSeeds (newsletter)

 

Arkansas
     Federal Funds Bring Library Services to Arkansas

 

Colorado
     IMLS Reductions and Eliminations
     How IMLS Benefits Colorado
     Federal Proposed Budget Cuts (Word doc)

 

Connecticut
     Memo on Trump Budget Proposal

 

Delaware
     Delaware Libraries:  5 Years of Advancement and Achivement

 

Georgia
     Georgia Library Service Using LSTA

 

Illinois
     LSTA Benefiting the Illinois Heartland Library System

 

Kansas
     Letter to Legislators on behalf of the Kansas Library Association

 

Louisiana
     Louisiana Libraries and IMLS Support

 

Michigan
     Overview of LSTA Funds in Michigan.pdf
     Letter to the Michigan Library Community

 

Minnesota
     Brief LSTA Overview  
     LSTA in Minnesota
     LSTA Minnesota Statewide Services 

 

Mississippi
     Serving Mississippi Communities:  LSTA and Mississippi Libraries 2017

 

Montana
     Press release for Take Action for Libraries Day
     Montana Public Libraries brochure
     Montana Library Association Resolution

 

Nebraska
     Nebraska Library Services Supported with LSTA Funding

 

Nevada
     FY 2016 Funding for FFIS-Tracked Programs Proposed for Elimination in FY 2018 Budget

 

New Jersey
     Grants to States State of New Jersey Profile (draft)
     LSTA in New Jersey 

 

New Mexico
     In Defense of Books

 

New York
     Bring 21st Century Library Services to All New Yorkers
     LSTA Funds at Work in New York

 

North Carolina
     Impact of LSTA Funds in North Carolina
     Libraries Build Communities (template for handout provided to NC public libraries for use when legislators (local, state or federal) visit
     NC LIVE Impact (electronic databases)

 

North Dakota
     North Dakota Library Association Congressional Action Alert.pdf         North Dakota Library Association Letter to Senator Heitkamp.pdf

 

Oregon
     Improving Library Service for All Oregonians

 

Rhode Island
     LSTA Funding and Rhode Island Libraries
     LSTA Funding and Rhode Island Libraries: Facts and Figures
     LSTA Funding and Rhode Island Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

 

South Dakota
     Impact of IMLS Defunding

 

Texas
     Texas and the IMLS: Federally Funded Library Programs that Benefit ALL Texans (video and associated materials)
     Letter to Senator Cornyn
     Letter to Senator Cruz
     Sample letter for National Library Legislative Day visit packet

 

Virginia
     Impact of LSTA Funding in Virginia 

 

West Virginia
     How IMLS Funding Supports a State of Learners

 

Wyoming
     Federal Funds Provide Library Resources for all Wyomingites 



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