Posts Tagged 'Sequestration'

Webinar video available: Fiscal Cliff & Impact on Libraries

Still trying to figure out the fiscal cliff, how it impacts libraries or what you can do about it? Then watch the video of the informative January 17th webinar on those very topics. The slides are also available.

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Free Webinar – Fiscal Cliff & Impact on Libraries

Congress averted the fiscal cliff for now, but what does that mean for libraries? How can we speak up for libraries? You can find out this and more on Thursday, January 17th, 4-5pm during a free webinar entitled “The Fiscal Cliff, the 113th Congress and You – How What’s Happening in DC Might Impact the Library Community.” Offered by the American Library Association Washington Office, this webinar will discuss the fiscal cliff, sequestration and other issues facing the 113th Congress, their impact on libraries, and what we can do to speak up for libraries. For more information and to register, please see the webinar announcement.

112th Congress closes session and averts “fiscal cliff”

Last Wednesday, January 2nd, was the last day of the 112th Congress. In their last hours, they passed HR 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which was then signed by the President. This bill averts the “fiscal cliff” by extending tax cuts and delaying sequestration until March 1, 2013. Sequestration, or the automatic reduction of spending, would likely have had significant impact on public, school and federal libraries.

For more information, see the District Dispatch post. Although it is not yet known what the impact of this deal means for Maryland, this Gazette article provides some discussion.


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