Through grassroots efforts of the library community and their patrons, the U.S. Senate passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) Reauthorization (S. 3984) on December 8. This bill will help promote library workforce development, library services, literacy and education and will help preservation the knowledge found in library collections. Now after being unanimously voted upon, the bill will go to the House.
The passage of this bill is an example of advocacy in action. Efforts of many people were involved in making this happen and more effort is now needed. To contact a member of the House about this bill you can look up your representative at http://www.house.gov . As some say â€œall politics is localâ€ and it is through the work of the local community that action happens.