Listen to a 22 minute interview with ALA President Julie Todaro about library funding issues and the future of libraries. The interview aired on the WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) “Morning Shift” program.
From a Text Summary:
The budget proposal by the Trump administration calls for the elimination of funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides federal funding to public libraries. The loss of revenue would jeopardize programs and resources like family, digital literacy and community engagement.
Meanwhile, on the local level, state budget cuts have already affected thousands of Chicago Public School (CPS) students that don’t have the benefit of a certified school librarian.
Morning Shift talks to Julie Todaro, president of the American Library Association, about federal budget cuts and the future of libraries in the digital age.