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National Organizations Urge Congress to Stop Sequestration

U S Capitol buildingimage © Wally GobetzOn Wednesday, December 4, ARL joined 469 national organizations in a letter (PDF) urging the US Congress to replace sequestration with a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction. The organizations stated, “the budget conference opens a critical window to finally enact a responsible fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget that replaces sequestration and reinvests in our eroding national priorities…The deficit reduction enacted over the past few years has come overwhelmingly from discretionary spending cuts at ratios far beyond those recommended by bipartisan, deficit reduction groups of experts…relief from sequestration must be equally balanced between NDD (nondefense discretionary) and defense programs, as strong investments in both NDD and defense programs are necessary to keep our country competitive, safe, and secure.”

 
 

Sequester Unpacked: Video Explains Impact of Federal Budget Cuts

ndd-united-sequester-video-screenshotNDD United: Stop the Cuts videoNDD United—a campaign representing 3,200 organizations, including ARL, working to stop budget cuts to core US government functions—has released a 3-minute video that explains the impact of disproportionate cuts in non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs, including education, employment and training, research, public health, public safety, housing, social services, infrastructure, and environmental protection.

 
 

Fall Forum 2006: The Public Access Policy

Proceedings of the 2006 ARL/CNI Fall Forum, "Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Strategies." Introduction to the NIH Public Access Policy.

ppt ff06-bravo.ppt

 
 

Issues in Scholarly Communication: Discussion Leader's Guide: Increasing Access to Publicly Funded Research

These guides are tools designed for library leaders to use for organizing a summer- or semester-long discussion series. Each guide offers a brief scoping statement, a suggested reading or resource to review, and a set of discussion questions to launch an hour-long informal conversation among library staff.

pdf brown-bag-research-may08.pdf

 
 

Letter to Jerry Lewis re: Government Printing Office (GPO) appropriations request (Mar. 9, 2006)

Library association letter in support of the FY 2007 appropriations request for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

pdf gpo_jnt_ltr_09mar06.pdf

 
 
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