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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


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


     Special Edition of ALPSeeds (newsletter)


     Federal Funds Bring Library Services to Arkansas


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


     Memo on Trump Budget Proposal


     Delaware Libraries:  5 Years of Advancement and Achivement


     Georgia Library Service Using LSTA


     LSTA Benefiting the Illinois Heartland Library System


     Letter to Legislators on behalf of the Kansas Library Association


     Louisiana Libraries and IMLS Support


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


     Brief LSTA Overview  
     LSTA in Minnesota
     LSTA Minnesota Statewide Services 


     Serving Mississippi Communities:  LSTA and Mississippi Libraries 2017


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


     Nebraska Library Services Supported with LSTA Funding


     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


     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 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


     Impact of LSTA Funding in Virginia 


West Virginia
     How IMLS Funding Supports a State of Learners


     Federal Funds Provide Library Resources for all Wyomingites 

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