As you've probably already heard, the IMLS is in danger of being eliminated. The simplest way to make a difference is to contact your representatives in Congress, but there are other things to do, too. Here are a couple of resources:
- YALSA's list includes writing letters to editors, meeting with Representatives when they are home on recess April 8-23, and encouraging friends and family to contact Representatives, among other things. Look there for sample letters and more!
- ALSC's list includes many of the same things, but also encourages sharing your library's story with the #SaveIMLS hashtag on social media and inviting your Representative to visit your library when they are back in the area for recess.
- And Hafuboti (blogger, librarian, and creative artist who made the Libraries Are for Everyone artwork to share with everyone) is encouraging folks to make #SaveIMLS short Book-Drop videos (like a mic-drop, but with a book).
Varying levels of commitment and time needed for these, but maybe you'll pick one or two!