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Library Cuts

What Is The Future Of Libraries?

Susan H. Hildreth | Posted 03.14.2012 | Books
Susan H.  Hildreth

People depend on libraries now more than ever. I see three big goals for libraries: provide engaging learning experiences, become community anchors, and provide access to content even as the devices for accessing that content change rapidly.

How You Can Fight Library Cuts

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Christian Zabriskie

Urban Librarians Unite started as a way to get librarians to exchange ideas. Over time, we've cultivated an effective mix of Social Media and old fashioned advocacy. The stereotype of the quiet, meek librarian has given us a lot to play with.

Paul Needham

Public Libraries: More Than Just Books | Paul Needham | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books

This is the third installment in our series 'Libraries in Crisis.' The opening piece, about how cuts threaten the public library, can be read here. Fo...

Why It's Time To Speak Up For Libraries

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

If information is power, then public libraries are the essence of democracy and freedom. Yet they are under threat from a litany of cuts.

Library Cuts: UK Closures Ahead Of US, But Does Anyone Care?

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

February 5, 2011 was Save Our Libraries Day in the UK, complete with interactive map to find the nearest protest. And in the US, this video of a grown...

Library Layoffs And Cuts Proposed In New York City

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on May 10, 2011 12:54 PM | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books

Earlier this month, mayor Michael R. Bloomberg‘s Office of Management and Budget released a “Agency Gap Closing Programs” (PDF link) proposal th...

Library Cuts Condemed By Authors

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Writers Philip Pullman, Kate Mosse and Will Self have criticised government cuts that could see up to a quarter of librarians lose their jobs over the...

Library Advocacy Day: As More Branches Are Cut, Library Usage Soars (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Library Advocacy Day, and it couldn't come at a more crucial time, as library branches are being cut with greater and greater frequency. Desp...

Authors Fear Reduced Income Due To Library Cuts

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Authors receive just over six pence per loan, up to a cap of £6,600, through the Public Lending Right (PLR) scheme, something many describe as a "lif...

Libraries And Librarians Are Endangered Species: What You Can Do To Help

Carol Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Fitzgerald

The library is where education continues after school ends. It's where readers are grown from the time they are young and where doors are open to welcome everyone.

Jay Leno's Library Joke: Does He Hate Libraries, Or Is He Just Not Funny?

Booktryst | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the May 11, 2010 edition of the Tonight Show Jay Leno told the following joke: People here in Los Angeles are upset about the mayor's proposed pla...

Don't Close the Book on Libraries

Paul LeClerc | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Paul LeClerc

Just when we are most needed, the New York Public Library is facing the harshest City funding cut in its history: a staggering $33 million.