41 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 292 — 2017 their respective posts during the summer of 2017. At the same time, the support of industry groups in the state of Utah who advocate for increases in STEM education funding has been achieved and meetings with members of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee and select members of the Executive Appropriations Committee have been held—and there is now commitment to fund UALC. The consortium is optimistic that the consistency of the message for increased funding will bring success in the 2018 legislative session. Endnotes 1. Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC), “About UALC,” accessed September 6, 2017, https://ualc.net/about/. 2. John N. Berry III, “Fix Library Advocacy,” Library Journal 137, no. 14 (September 1, 2012): 8. 3. Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online, s.v. “failure (n.),” accessed July 15, 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/67663. © 2017 Peter L. Kraus This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. To cite this article: Peter L. Kraus. “Failure or Perseverance? A Case Study of a Legislative Initiative by the Utah Academic Library Consortium.” Research Library Issues, no. 292 (2017): 37–41, https://doi. org/10.29242/rli.292.6.