Many great things has happened since our last update.
Directs that the Board of Regents restore its funding of LOUIS, the La. Library Network, to at least the percentage provided for in FY 2009-2010 and expresses support for LOUIS as a critical component of the success of the state's public postsecondary education institutions.
The timeline of HCR 129:
June 8, 2011 - Rep. Michael Jackson and LOUIS Exec. Director Sara Zimmerman discussing HCR 129 with the House Education Committee.
June 13, 2011 - HR 129 was heard today before the House Committee on Appropriations, and they talked about it for about 30 minutes. It passed and will be voted on by the whole of the House. HCR 129 now heads to the floor of the House for a vote.
June 21, 2011 - The House, without objection, passed House Concurrent Resolution 129. Here is the video, from about 3:40pm today, if you missed it:
June 23, 2011 -The Senate adopted HCR 129-- Here's the video.
June 23, 2011 - While the Senate was looking at HCR 129, the Louisiana Board of Regents was meeting and talking about various things, including HCR 129 and the status of LOUIS and its funding. Here's a clip of that, at about 3 1/2 minutes:
Opinion Section in The
Advocate on August 5, 2010
WRKF August 4, 2010 Story: Statewide Library Network Feels Budget Woes
Save LOUIS Facebook
LOUIS Funding Update- August 2, 2010
Library Budget Cuts deserve more study; Opinion Section, American Press, July 30, 2010
ACRLA's webpage about saving LOUIS
Article in Shreveport's The Town Talk
Article in Lafayette's The Advertiser on July 24, 2010
Article in July 1, 2010 Baton Rouge Advocate
Show the Board of Regents your Gratitude
Board of Regents Press Release - June 30, 2010
LOUIS Funding Update - June 30, 2010
2009-2010 Board of Regents Grant Final Report