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Thursday, March 23, 2017
What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Libraries
Now, I'm normally not a Cosmo reader. I usually lean more Real Simple and Nat Geo with my magazine taste, but Margaret H. Willison recently shared a wonderful perspective piece on libraries and the proposed federal budget that I wanted to share. She talks about the challenges of explaining all that libraries do, including bridging vocabulary gaps between toddlers at varying economic levels and the challenge of getting broadband service to rural communities. The short-sightedness of the current proposed federal budget, with it's deep cut to federal funding to libraries is also brought into perspective. Check out the whole article HERE. Also, explore the IMLS website for information about grants, events, and research. And HERE is how ALA has responded to the proposal.