Museum and Library Services Act Passed

December 20, 2018

Yesterday the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA), S. 3530—legislation to reauthorize the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—passed in the House. 

Thank you to everyone who sent an email, made a phone call, sent a tweet or advocated in any way to help get MSLA passed!  

The new legislation authorizes IMLS through 2025 and contains improvements to enable more libraries on tribal lands to participate in IMLS grant programs, permit use of IMLS funding for disaster preparedness and assistance, and encourage greater use of data-driven tools to measure the impact and maximize the effectiveness of library services.

You can thank Congress for passing the MLSA by using the email template on ALA’s legislative action center.

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