Tutor.com has been closely following the developments with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) since it was first announced. The amount of information now available about ARRA is overwhelming. To help libraries navigate through the legislation, we hosted a webinar last week featuring Mark Schneiderman, Senior Director of Education Policy for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Anna Kimsey, Senior Associate at Dutko Worldwide’s education practice, and Ronald Tomalis, former Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education.
Tag Archives | Funding and Budgets
You can make a difference. Sharing a message from the folks at ALA regarding how to make sure your local congress person will support $300 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $100 million for the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program for FY 2010.
The Mount Prospect Public Library outside of Chicago has been reaching out to local press to show them how the library is helping families out during the down economy. See the fantastic TV coverage at CBS Chicago.
If you care about public libraries and library funding take a minute to read this post from ALA about the Economic Stimulus Package.
Today Congress will vote on a $150 billion stimulus package that will be doled out over the next two years to school districts, education agencies, child care centers and universities. The New York Times reported on the stimulus plan yesterday calling it the “..the largest increase in federal aid since Washington began to spend significantly on education after World War II.”