John W. Berry, President, The American Library Association
[2001-02, writes: \"The Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA, the only federal legislation that funds libraries exclusively, needs to be reauthorized by Congress before September 30, 2002. The American Library Association (ALA) is working with many other library groups to assure that LSTA continues to provide federal dollars to serve as a catalyst for change in libraries nationwide.
The coalition is proposing minor changes that will improve library services while creating a sound and effective legislative strategy to encourage Congress to approve reauthorization as quickly as possible. Your assistance in helping us achieve these goals is both critical and greatly appreciated.\"