According to the District Dispatch, President Obama released his FY2012 budget proposal on Monday. (Not to be confused with Congress’ current work on a Continuing Resolution for the FY2011 budget!) There are two areas of concern:
- IMLS assistance to libraries – The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funding for assistance to libraries was cut by about $20 million to a total of $194 million.
- ILTSL – Improving Literacy Through School Libraries (ILTSL) is also consolidated with a few other literacy programs, as was proposed last year.
Additional information will be made available after further analysis.