Idaho Libraries at Risk - Ann Joslin Visits with Congressional Leaders
"Idaho State Librarian Ann Joslin is meeting with the state’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., today and tomorrow, as part of a two-day national library legislative outreach push. Among the top concerns: The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint proposes to eliminate the primary source of federal support for Idaho libraries – an average of $1.28 million a year over the past five years. Joslin said that’s equal to 77 cents per Idahoan every year. The money comes under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which Trump wants to eliminate."