The Minutes from the Legislative Panel’s Meeting on September 6, 2013 are now available.
Archive for October, 2013
Tags: Legislative Panel Meeting Minutes
Tags: Appropriations, Government Printing Office, Government Shutdown, GPO, IMLS, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library of Congress, Library Services and Technology Act, LOC, LSTA
The following was shared by the American Library Association (ALA)Washington Office.
While the ALA Washington Office remains up and running, the shutdown will have a noticeable impact on library services across the country. To name a few:
- The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is closed and will be unable to disperse grants and funds to libraries as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
- U.S. Census websites and collection surveys will be unavailable until the government is funded.
- The Government Printing Office (GPO) is closed. Gpo.gov will not be updated during the shutdown. Federal Register services will continue in a limited capacity.
- The Library of Congress will be closed to the public and researchers for the duration of the shutdown.
Tags: ALA, American Library Association, Ebooks, Online discussion, Virtual Town Hall
ALA leaders are encouraging librarians to join the ebook library lending discussion by registering for the American Library Association’s Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will take place from 11 a.m.- noon Central time, Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Online registration is available here.