House budget dismisses role of IMLS
In a new budget released today from Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the House Budget Committee Chairman denounces the critical role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) plays in supporting civic engagement, literacy and lifelong learning in more than 123,000 libraries nationwide. Rep. Ryan recommends that the federal government not have a role in libraries and that Congress shift the federal agency’s responsibilities to the private sector in his 2015 fiscal year budget resolution.
This library, like thousands across America, stands as a beacon for education and information. Children know that if they have a question about the world, the library is the place to find the answer…Our nation runs on the fuel of information and imagination that libraries provide. Librarians educate and inform the public, and by doing so, they strengthen our great democracy.
-Laura Bush, former First Lady and Librarian
Please sign this petition to show support for funding the IMLS: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/release-statement-funding-libraries-and-museums-core-federal-responsibility/6g1tTXHv
I’ve been working and packing for my move all week, so I thought I’d reward myself with doing a little fan art.
I love when artists I admire/love like the same stuff I do … and create fan art!
Ellen Doesn't Own Famous Oscar Photo ... Guess Who Does
Ellen DeGeneres does NOT own the picture that broke Twitter … unless he signed his rights away, the owner of the famous Oscar pic is BRADLEY COOPER.
I can’t believe I’m using TMZ as a source for a copyright “lesson,” but here we are … a real-life application of copyright that might be of more interest to the younger crowd.