June 16, 2017

Library Advocacy Efforts Gain Steam
PublishersWeekly.com - Shannon Maughan

The past decade has seen a distinct expansion of library advocacy across the country, largely in response to budget cuts. As a result, librarians at all levels have been organizing and raising their voices to demonstrate the value of their positions and their libraries in the community. In light of continued tightening of funding, including steep cuts proposed by a new president, the battle cry of librarians has become even louder. We checked in on a few of the most recent efforts. Read More.

June 13, 2017

The Corporate Committee for Library Investment Defends Libraries to Congress
Information Today - Corilee Christou

According to the American Library Association (ALA), there are approximately 119,487 libraries of various types in the U.S. today, including public, academic, school, special, armed forces, and government libraries. These libraries may differ by audience, but in each case, they exist to promote lifelong learning and literacy. Read More.

May 22, 2017

Library Services Corporations Push Back on Federal Budget Cuts
New Hampshire Business Review - Liisa Rajala

Approximately 80 companies including EBSCO Information Services, macmillan and Britannica Digital Learning have united to form the Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI) and requested all 50 senators sign a "Dear Appropriator" letter in response to President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts that eliminate funding for public libraries. Read More.

New Business Group Lobbies Congress to Save Library Funding
The Credo Blog - Credo

Dozens of information, software, and publishing companies have joined together to form CCLI, the Corporate Committee for Library Investment. With the federal government only funded through September, members of Congress are now working toward the Fiscal year 2018 budget, and early signs indicate there could be massive cuts to libraries. Read More.

May 21, 2017

Apple of My Eye: Resources Catching My Attention (weekly) 
High Techpectations from Lucy Gray - Lucy Gray

tags: twitterfavorites Baker and Taylor on Twitter: "We’ve joined the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to help Fight for Libraries in Congress. https://t.co/90PDHzwEXZ #SaveIMLS https://t.co/HQYtKjY5sV." Read More.

May 19, 2017

Intellectual Freedom News 5/19/17 
Intellectual Freedom Blog - April Dawkins

Protecting Yourself and Your Users Businesses unite to fight for library funding [Corporate Committee for Library Investment] | American Libraries Fight for Libraries!  Include #SaveIMLS on Twitter when you advocate for libraries. Read More.

Lobbying for Reading 
Beyond the Book - rob@burstmarketing.com 

A commonly heard complaint against the US Congress is that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle rarely bother to read the legislation they’re voting on. This week, a coalition of publishers and media industry trade associations announced an effort that makes reading itself the center of attention on Capitol Hill. Read More.

May 18, 2017

Private-Public Collaborative Group Advocates for Library Funding 
Associations Now - Alex Beall

Through the Corporate Committee for Library Investment, organizations and businesses are banding together to help protect and secure federal funding for America’s libraries. Under the leadership. Read More.

May 17, 2017

Major Companies Expand Effort to Support Federal Library Funding 
PublishersWeekly.com - Andrew Albanese

America’s libraries got a major boost this week on Capitol Hill as a group of leading publishing, information, software, and other businesses unveiled an organized effort to advocate for federal library funding. Read More.

Leading Companies, Trade Associations Launch Corporate Committee for Library Investment to Save Federal Library Funding 
LJ INFOdocket - Gary Price

Many of America’s leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment  to advocate for federal library funding. Read More. 

Leading Companies And Trade Associations Catalyze New Multi-Industry Business Group To Save Federal Library Funding 
Sys-Con Media - May 17, 2017

Many of America's leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding. Read More.

May 12, 2017

Publishers, Library Vendors Urge Senate to Support Library Funding
Publishers Weekly - Andrew Albanese

Publishers may occasionally disagree with librarians on some issues, but in a letter to United States Senators this week a number of major companies highlighted a topic of strong agreement: libraries are essential to the book business—and to the nation. In the letter, dated May 10, executives from eight leading companies urged Senators to sign the American Library Association’s “Dear Appropriator” letter in support of federal library funding. Read More.