Good News! Arts Agencies & Library Services Get Federal Funding

Good News! Arts Agencies & Library Services Get Federal Funding

The U.S. federal budget for fiscal year 2019 shows a slightly higher funding for agencies that support the literary and arts community after Congress rejected the Trump administration’s proposal to phase out those organizations. Under the 2019 budget approved in February, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) will see a $3 million increase in their funding, and $9 million more for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Private Sector Forms Group to Advocate for Public Libraries in the Face of Budget Cuts

Private Sector Forms Group to Advocate for Public Libraries in the Face of Budget Cuts

A group of publishers and trade associations formed the Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI) to advocate for library funding and support in the face of proposed cuts or elimination of funding for public libraries. Do your part—check out the American Library Association’s awareness campaign now.

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Top 10 Most Challenged Books: Best-Sellers Are Also the Most Offensive

Top 10 Most Challenged Books: Best-Sellers Are Also the Most Offensive

Some of today’s biggest best-sellers are also the most offensive, according to this year’s list of “Top 10 Most Challenged Books” from the American Library Association (ALA).

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If You Love Both Library and Technology, You’re at the Top of Information Resources Food Chain

If You Love Both Library and Technology, You’re at the Top of Information Resources Food Chain

Are you an “information omnivore,” a “library lover,” or a “solid center”? If you love public libraries and technology both, you probably belong to one of those three groups. A study by the Pew Research Internet Project shows that Americans who use technology a lot also go to the libraries often.

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