Representatives from NCSLMA joined with other NC librarians on Capitol Hill . Our main goal was to share funding needs for 2018 since 2017 is pretty much set.
We had several things we asked for:
- Funding of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
- Re-authorization of the Museum and Library Services Act which is run by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.
- Appropriate funding for Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL).
- E-Rate & Net Neutrality.
We heard amazing stories about what libraries are doing in their communities. I’ll be sharing more with you over the course of the next couple of weeks about the things we learned, the stories we heard, and the kinds (and levels) of support we received from those that represent us in the Capitol.