ERIC Number: ED110071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Legislative Report of the ALA Washington Office, January-June 1975.
Cooke, Eileen D.
This report summarized briefly some of the federal legislation now pending or recently enacted that has implications for library service and for librarians. It covers the first six months of the first session of the 94th Congress, which convened January 14, 1975. The first section of the report discusses appropriations bills, without which funds would not be available to carry on federal programs such as the Library Services and Construction Act. The appropriations bills now being considered in Congress are those providing funds for fiscal year 1976. Some programs such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act's new Title IV-B Libraries and Learning Resources, receive their funding a year in advance, so that their fiscal year 1977 appropriations are included in the education appropriations bill now before Congress. The second section of the report deals with legislative bills and related matters which Congress must pass to establish new programs or to extend existing ones. Attached to the end of the report are: 1) a table of funds giving details on the appropriation of funds for federal library and related programs and 2) a status-of-legislation chart summing up the status of a few bills with library-related implications. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV