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Incase You Missed It: S. 3984

S. 3984, the Museum and Library Services Act, was created to authorize funding at current levels for library and museum services around the country through 2016.  Further reading.

  • In addition, this bill authorizes funding for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program which provides education assistance grants for those pursuing careers as librarians, and it expands the definition of museums eligible for funding to include those with digital collections.
  • The Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services will also now be required to develop and implement a policy for ensuring that the availability of museum, library and information services adequately meets the needs of the American people.  

In case you missed it,  you will be pleased to know that S. 3984 passed the House in the closing days of the 111th Congress and was signed into law on December 22, 2010 by Barack Obama.