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National Medal Deadline Extended Due to the Shutdown
Think your favorite library provides exceptional service? Now’s your chance to nominate your library for a $5,000 award. Library supporters now have the opportunity nominate their libraries for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for exemplary service by museums and libraries. The award nomination deadline ends on October 31, 2013 (the original deadline has been extended due to the federal government shutdown).
The National Medal honors libraries and museums that make civic, educational, economic, environmental and social contributions. All types of nonprofit libraries, including public, school, academic, research, and archival, are eligible to receive this honor. Medal winners receive a $5,000 award and are honored at a National Medal award ceremony held in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approves funding for IMLS and School Libraries
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee reported (voted out of committee) the Labor, Health and Humans Services, and Education (LHHS) FY 2013 spending bill this afternoon. This bill contains funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) including the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants, as well as federal funding for school libraries.