Friday, June 03, 2011

Contact your U.S. Senators - ask them to sign on to library funding letter for LSTA funds

Please call both of your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to sign onto this letter [PDF] by COB Wednesday, June 8. Also ask library supporters to contact your senators as well.
Senators Jack Reed and Olympia Snowe are leading an effort to increase support for FY2012 federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Improving Literacy Through School Libraries. Tell your senators’ staffers to contact Elyse Wasch in Reed’s office or Matthew Hussey in Snowe’s office. We need other senators to sign the Reed-Snowe letter as soon as possible. Please call immediately.
It may help if you describe at least one valuable service that your library provides the community or a success story about a library patron. Examples include access to computers and data services to aid job searchers, support for small businesses with marketing data and other resources as well as teaching digital literacy to people of all ages including K-12 students.

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