There’s good news and bad news for American libraries. First, the good news: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set aside $7.2 billion to expand broadband connectivity in libraries, schools, and other “anchor institutions” across the country. This funding couldn’t have come at a better time. In most communities, struggling public libraries are the […]
Tag Archives | Funding and Budgets
Budgets are tight this year. Libraries have hard choices to make. Finding outside funds is often a necessity. We’re working with many clients to identify funding sources from private foundations, government grants or local businesses. Tempe Public Library’s successful efforts to secure funding from a local group were described today in the Arizona Central news. […]
While many of you may have been hitting the snooze button this past Sunday morning, dozens of librarians were joining us for our ALA pancake breakfast. Hot pancakes and fresh coffee was part of the appeal, but the real draw was listening to our guests and clients – David Belanger from Delaware County Library System […]
Our last post about Saving Ohio Libraries caught the attention of library directors both in and out of Ohio. Carl A. Antonucci, Jr., Director of Library Services at Capital Community College in Connecticut contacted us about the budget cuts in his state as well. An article posted on the Connecticut Library Consortium web site, “when […]
Ohio libraries are on the offensive to save a proposed 50% budget cut by Governor Ted Strickland. According to a June 22, 2009 article in Library Journal, Governor Strickland is trying to close a $3.2 billion gap in the state’s budget by June 30, and financial support for libraries is on the chopping block. Suzanne […]
Jennifer Hinton, one of our amazing client services representatives, is excited to help the Dallas Public Library launch their new Teen Centers on 6/16 at the Dallas West Library. The new Teen Centers are made possible through a $500,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation. The grant funds laptops, materials, digital cameras, workshops and programs all for teens. Each Teen Center also features Tutor.com’s Live Homework Help® service to help kids connect to a tutor whenever they get stuck. Jen will take some pictures at the event and we’ll post them next week.