From the Seattle Times:
Innovative programs to help schoolchildren, job-seekers and underserved communities, through libraries and museums, will be likely casualties of the federal budget crisis, the head of a federal grant-making agency said in Seattle on Monday.
“There are a lot of good ideas we simply won’t be able to fund” — including some that would have paid dividends for decades, said Susan Hildreth, the former Seattle city librarian who is now director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The federal sequester, she said, will mean a 5 percent cut in the $232 million her agency hoped to allocate this year to libraries and museums across the country. “The less funding we have, the less innovation we’ll have,” Hildreth said.
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Note: The article from the Seattle Times also talks about StoryCorps. Today, News About the Program from ALA:
See: ALA announces 10 pilot sites for “StoryCorps @ your library”