Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 and Libraries

Looking back over the last twelve months, it’s been quite a year for libraries.  There have been some bad times (okay, lots of bad times – a number of libraries closing or being threatened by closures; lots of budget cuts; … Continue reading

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The Holidays in Public Libraries

This time of year I get a little nostalgic about working in a public library.  Being at BCR is wonderful, but I don’t have contact with the public anymore and during the holidays I really miss that.  The library always looks so … Continue reading

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Government Funding and Your Library

At that advocacy training I discussed in my last post, we also covered local government spending. The speaker pointed out that when voters show up at local government meetings or contact their legislators, it really does influence elected officials.  They’d … Continue reading

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Foundations and Your Library

I attended some advocacy training recently and was made aware of some interesting points about community foundations.  They have loads of different donors and lots of money to give away, but unfortunately, unrestricted funds (i.e. monies that the foundation itself … Continue reading

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