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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

 

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

 

Illinois

     LSTA Benefiting the Illinois Heartland Library System

 

Kansas

     Letter to Legislators on behalf of the Kansas Library Association

 

Michigan

     Overview of LSTA Funds in Michigan.pdf

 

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 Mexico
     In Defense of Books

 

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

 

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 

 

Wyoming

     Federal Funds Provide Library Resources for all Wyomingites 



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