Thursday, April 3, 2014

No library funding in proposed U.S. House budget

A House Budget proposal released by Rep. Paul Ryan eliminates funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the agency that supports U.S. libraries. Rep. Ryan recommends instead that the agency’s responsibilities be borne by the private sector.

In a statement, American Libraries Association president Barbara Stripling emphasized large returns upon federal library funding “in the form of literate and civically engaged communities. We hope that Congress will support the important role that the Institute for Museum and Library Services plays in supporting educated communities by rejecting the House Budget resolution.”

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