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Ready to Take Action on HB 974?

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Louisiana Deserves Qualified Librarians.

House Bill 974, (formerly HB 168) filed by Representative Josh Carlson (R-Lafayette), would change the requirements for anyone seeking the job of library director at a Louisiana public library. The proposed law changes the requirement that library director candidates have MLIS (Master's of Library Science) degrees, and instead states that directors can have ANY graduate degree. 

HB 974 was voluntarily withdrawn from the House Municipal Committee due to the bill author's lack of any evidence that there is a shortage of applicants for director positions in Louisiana, and the fact that this issue is local to Lafayette, and not in need of statewide remedy. It was recommitted to the House Education Committee, where, unfortunately, it passed favorably. 

HB 974 has now passed the full House, but we can STILL STOP IT on the Senate side.

What can YOU do?

You can write an email to the full Senate using the form below!

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