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Category Archives: Funding
There are those who say libraries are dying.
Many public and academic libraries (and I think even some school libraries) have something called Friends groups.
I’ve written before of the importance of the library to the community, and the need for libraries to position themselves as essential services. Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to write a post that builds on one of the blog posts … Continue reading
So, you know I support libraries. All libraries, of all kinds. But you also know, today’s libraries are not your mama’s libraries. Or if they are, they probably aren’t doing well, or aren’t well-supported. Libraries, like people, animals, cultures, and … Continue reading
There is very little I can say about Thing 1 and Thing 2 (from The M Word). Except, read it. And watch the video. And read the Power Guide. And learn how your library can do this too. Library boards, … Continue reading
The Pew Research Center recently published 7 Surprises About Libraries in Our Surveys, in which they share “some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them.” I think you’ll find the list interesting, and … Continue reading
I’ve been waiting to write this post until I’ve had a little more time. Meanwhile, while I’ve been waiting you’ve probably heard or read about the comments from author Terry Deary that libraries are a thing of the past and … Continue reading
You never know who might be quietly admiring your library, and planning to reward you someday. You should always be putting customer service first, of course, without ulterior motives. You should be providing remarkable customer service because it’s the right … Continue reading
Yes, the economy is tight. Yes, funding bodies are telling libraries “we love libraries, but there’s just no more money.” But, with the right blend of statistics, anecdotes, and persuasion, you can influence elected officials, who can, in turn find … Continue reading