Thursday, December 30, 2010

State Aid to Libraries in Florida

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For almost 1/2 of the Counties in FL State Aid is 20% or more of the libraries total operating budget. (Data is from Fiscal Year 2009) Counties where it's 20% or more are highlighted in red.

1. Baker County 28.01%
2. Bradford County 42.97%
3. Calhoun County 45.15%
4. Columbia County 43.02%
5. Desota County 28.77%
6. Dixie County 30.88%
7. Franklin County 29.17%
8. Gadsden County 30.55%
9. Gilchrist County 30.76%
10. Glades County 24.14%
11. Gulf County 30.93%
12. Hamilton County (at least 25%)
13. Hardee County 36.13%
14. Hendry County 41.46%
15. Hernando County 23.52%
16. Highlands County 24.14%
17. Holmes County 28.43%
18. Jackson County 26.84%
19. Jefferson County 46.88%
20. Lafayette County 72.86%
21. Levy County 26.07%
22. Liberty County 48.45%
23. Madison County (at least 25%)
24. Nassau County 28.63%
25. Okeechobee County 31.29%
26. Putnam County 28.11%
27. Santa Rosa County 36.64%
28. Sumter County 22.31%
29. Suwannee County (at least 25%)
30. Taylor County 31.64%
31. Union County 42.03%
32. Wakulla County 33.26%
33. Washington County 28.97%

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

State Aid Breakdown for 2009-2010

Click on the link below for some background information on State Aid and how much money was distributed to libraries throughout the state for Fiscal Year Oct 2009 - Sept 2010.
State Aid (PDF)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Advocacy That Made a Difference (Round Table Discussion)

Presented at the NEFLIN Annual Conference 9/17/2010
This was a round table discussion in which I talked about some of the lessons I learned from advocating at the Capitol over the past 2 legislative sessions. I encouraged participants to bring their own stories and ideas of how we can work together as a team for advocating for libraries.

Handout - The Message is on the Sign. Lessons Learned by "The Library Guy" (PDF)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Press Coverage from NYT Award

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"Library Guy" Garners National Recognition
Posted 2/4/2010 Jefferson Journal

Good News: Librarian lobbies for state aid for libraries
Posted 1/8/2011 Florida Times Union

I love My Librarian Award Winners Recognized in New York
Jan/Feb 2011 American Libraries Magazine

College News (PDF)
Spring 2011 FSU - College of Communication & Information Newsletter

FSU alumni awarded $5,000 for achievements as librarians
Posted 1/6/2011 FSView & Florida Flambeau

Tampa Bay area's good news came in big and small moments 2010
Posted 12/30/2010 St. Petersburg Times

Thanks to 'The Library Guy'
Posted 12/28/2010 The Ledger

Capitol Update Extended: National Recognition of “Library Guy”
Aired 12/23/2010 TV/WEB 1 Schedule WFSU-TV

‘Library Guy’ honored for his efforts
Posted 12/21/2010 Ocala Star-Banner

Tuesday's Daily Pulse
Published 12/21/2010 - Florida Trend

‘Library Guy' is recognized for his help restoring funding
Posted 12/20/2010 The Gainesville Sun

2 SLIS alumni win 2010 Carnegie/NY Times “I Love My Librarian Award”
Posted 12/16/2010 FSU CCI Alumni News

Paul Clark is 1 of 10 national award winners
Posted 12/15/2010 NEFLIN Blog

'Library Guy' receives national award
Posted 12/14/2010 St. Petersburg Times

Best Library Guy
Aired 12/13/2010 ActionNewsJax (TV)
Note: I am one of 10 Librarians in the country that have won this award.

Persistent librarian wins award
Posted 12/13/2010 St. Petersburg Times

Ten Librarians Win 2010 I Love Librarians Award
Posted 12/10/2010 Library Journal

Paul Flemming: Let's talk restrooms, immigrants and libraries
Posted 12/10/2010 Tallahassee Democrat

Lobbying 'Library Guy' named winner
Posted 12/8/2010 Palm Beach Post

Fleming Island librarian receives national honor
Posted 12/8/2010 Florida Times Union

State Capitol Briefs - 'Library Guy' Wins National Award
Posted 12/8/2010 Florida Association of Community Colleges

Florida “Library Guy” Wins National Award – American Library Association
Posted 12/8/2010

Spotlight on I Love My Librarian Award Winners: “Library Guy” Paul Clark
Posted on 12/8/2010 Visibility @ your library

'Library Guy' Paul Clark humbled by national award
Posted 12/8/2010 Clay Today

Florida's Paul "The Library Guy" Clark wins national "I Love My Librarian" award
Posted 12/8/2010 SLA - Florida and Caribbean Chapter

Capitol “Library Guy” wins national “I Love My Librarian” award
Posted 12/7/2010 Palm Beach Post - Post on Politics

Florida "Library Guy" Wins National Award - American Library Association
Posted 12/7/2010 Florida Dept. of State - Press Release

Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced
Posted 12/7/2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York - Press Release

Introducing the 2010 I Love My Librarian Winners
American Library Association | @ Your Library Campaign

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Press Coverage - Other

Blatant Berry: Going to the Voters
Posted 9/1/2010 Library Journal

Alumni Notes
Posted 7/22/2010 Palm Beach Atlantic University Summer 2010 Current Newsletter

Press Coverage from Advocate of the Year Award

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'The Library Guy' receives FAC honors
Posted 7/28/2010 Clay Today

Library Guy honored by FAC
Posted 7/28/2010 FLA Blog

News Clips
Posted 7/28/2010 Florida Association of Counties

Clay library staffer gets Florida county group's top lobbying award
Posted 7/27/2010 Florida Times Union

Monday, December 6, 2010

Press Coverage from March-May 2010

Thomas L. Reitz: The good fight for libraries
Posted 5/24/2010 The Gainesville Sun

Editorial: The library guy
Posted 5/15/2010 The Gainesville Sun

The Library Guy
Posted 5/10/2010 Ocala Star-Banner

Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Resolution honoring "The Library Guy" (PDF)
Posted 5/3/2010

Library guy" alumnus works to make a difference
Posted 5/3/2010 FSU Alumnus News

Libraries open our worlds
Posted 5/2/2010 Miami Herald

Many more loyal to GOP than to governor
Posted 5/2/2010 Sarasota Herald Tribune

Legislators Wait as Crist Weighs Budget
Posted 5/2/2010 The Ledger

Florida Library Funding: The Library Guy
Posted 5/1/2010 The

A mystery secretary of state, a library "lobbyist" and a guacamole crisis
Posted 4/30/2010

State Library Funding Restored - Lobbying Efforts Pay off
Posted 4/30/2010 Bradenton Times

'Library Guy' Gives Thanks for Job -- and $21 Million
Posted 4/28/2010 Palm Beach Post

`Library Guy' lobbies Capitol for public library funding
Posted 4/28/2010 Miami Herald

The face of library advocacy: Paul Clark, Library Guy
Posted 4/28/2010 FLA Blog

Library Guy shows how one man can make a difference in Tallahassee
Posted 4/28/2010 St. Petersburg Times

After Months of Lobbying, Florida Legislators Restore Library Aid
Posted 4/28/2010 Library Journal

Budget Compromise
Posted 4/28/2010 WFSU (NPR)

Budget includes $21.2 million for libraries, thanks to 'Library Guy'
Posted 4/27/2010 Palm Beach Post

In Midnight Deal, Florida Legislature Reprieves Public Library Funding
Posted 4/27/2010 American Libraries Magazine

Congratulations – You Did It Again!!!
Posted 4/27/2010 The Voice

Florida budget compromise hits lawmakers desks
Posted 4/27/2010 Businessweek

'The library guy' takes a Capitol victory lap
Posted 4/27/2010 St. Petersburg Times

House, Senate settle on $11.7 million for libraries; budget talks to go through weekend
Posted 4/23/2010 Palm Beach Post

Open Minds, Closed Libraries
Posted 4/2010 Book of Odds

Library funding slashed
Posted 3/22/2010

Lawmakers piece together state budget
Posted 3/20/2010 St. Petersburg Times