U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has submitted an amendment to S. 493, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Reauthorization Act of 2011, which would rescind all unobligated funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and send them back to the U.S Treasury. This would include funds to the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and would cost libraries over $100 million in federal funding for FY2011. Needless to say this would be devastating to libraries throughout the country.
Please take time to contact Senator DeMint. You can use the direct link to Tell Senator DeMint to Protect Library Funding<http://capwiz.com/ala/callalert/index.tt?alertid=35877516> from our CapWiz page. From there you can type in your zip code and it will give you instructions on how to call DeMint's office along with the relevant talking points.