On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on ways to strengthen the E-Rate program for schools and libraries. You are receiving this message because one or both of your senators serves on this committee (see full list here).
Because of the importance of this hearing, we ask you to call your senator on the committee and share with them how the E-Rate program impacts your library. You can use the following talking points as a guide:
Because of Wednesday’s hearing on E-Rate, I want to share with you how these funds impact my library;
E-Rate is the most critical federal technology funding source for libraries;
E-Rate allows our library (include name) to provide critical community services like (workforce readiness assistance, job searching help, homework help, etc.);
Libraries are community technology hubs, and the E-Rate program is essential to our ability to connect our residents with Internet-based information, resources and services.
You can find contact information for your senator/s by visiting the Legislative Action Center. Simply type your zip code into the “Find Your Officials” box.
The South Carolina Library Association New Members Round Table Greenville-Area Brunch will be held on Saturday July 27 at 10:00am at Mimi’s Café in Greenville. Join us (dutch-treat!) for a fun morning of relaxed conversation and great food. This event is geared toward newer members of SCLA, but if you’re in the Greenville area and would like to join us, then please come on! We’d love to have you!
What?: Reference Librarian Francis Marion University
Why?: Secretary, Information Literacy Round Table, SCLA Liaison to the Southeastern Library Association, Strategic Planning Committee Co-chair, Southeastern Library Association Volunteer, ALA New Member Round Table