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COSLA is an independent organization of the chief officers of state and territorial agencies designated as the state library administrative agency and responsible for statewide library development. Click here for more information about COSLA.
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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew will discuss President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request for IMLS and respond to questions during a phone briefing for library and museum stakehodler groups on Tuesday, February 9 from 2:30 - 3:00 pm ET.  Conference call details:  1-866-299-7945, passcode 9485763#.

COSLA welcomes Terry Manuel to the role of Acting State Librarian and Commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Launches Texas Digital Library

Aspen Institute Issues Report on Outcomes Following the State-wide Dialogue on Connecticut’s Public Libraries

California and Nevada State Libraries, in partnership with the State Library of Washington, are Knights News Challenge winners for their "Data Equity for Main Street" project. 

Please visit The website is now live and you now have access to download the Action Guide, along with other tools and resources, news and information, and all things relevant to the Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Public Libraries.

"ConnectED Library Challenge: Answering the Call" convening was hosted by the White House with the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

2016 SHLB Annual Conference Registration Open

Washington State Library - State Librarian Search Announcement


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COSLA 2016 Spring Meeting

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Hall of the States
Washington, D.C.

General registration opens March 16th. For more information, contact Timothy Cherubini, Executive Director.

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