Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Where are the libraries in the stimulus package? I've been swamped with petitions and write your rep forms from lots of medical, green, social services groups but not one has mentioned libraries. I know we could use the cash. Has LC, OCLC, or ALA or some other big player made a play for the funding? If so let me know, I'd gladly support and spread the word about the effort.We know libraries are a good investment, they are underfunded, and the salaries are comparatively low. Sounds like a good place to invest some funds. Libraries are also counter-cyclical, business goes up in bad times. So our need and importance to our communities are greater now than a few years back.