Monthly Archives: July 2009

Public Libraries Advisory Group – 3rd Meeting

We had our third meeting of the Public Libraries Advisory Group (click on the tag to see other posts on this group) this week and I’d love to get feedback from you on the discussion we had about involving the community in … Continue reading

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Becoming a Public Computer Center

In my ALA Summer 2009 post, I mentioned that one option for getting funding from the stimulus package is for libraries to apply to become public computer centers.  If you would like to pursue this, ALA just released a paper that should help … Continue reading

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2007 Public Library Statistics

IMLS just released their Public Library Survey report for 2007 and no surprise, usage is up.  Of course this was even before the economy tanked – I can’t wait to see the statistics for 2009.  Some really positive news in the … Continue reading

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ALA Summer 2009

Well ALA Summer 2009 is over, and once again I didn’t get to all the sessions I wanted to go to, but a few of the sessions are available for online viewing if you registered.  It’s always frustrating to have … Continue reading

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Publicity Galore

Ways to help business start and grow as well as help people find jobs and prepare themselves for new careers (to say nothing of free and cheap entertainment options), are now hot topics for the media and so libraries are … Continue reading

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Local Paper Advocates for Public Libraries

I was really excited to see my local free paper helping advocate for libraries by letting everyone know how busy they are and that they have no money for new services, staff or facilities.  Here’s the article link (front and … Continue reading

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The Stupendous Salt Lake City Library

When I was in Salt Lake City last week (I was training people on Friends groups for the Utah State Library), I stopped by to see Beth Elder, the SLC Public Library director as she’s a member of BCR’s Public Libraries Advisory … Continue reading

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