Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Libraries make plea to preserve crucial state funding

...at least for the 2011-12 fiscal year. Gov. Rick Scott's transition team has recommended maintaining state library funding at the current level, $21.3 million.
Published 1/19/2011 The Gainesville Sun
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Articles about the Importance of Libraries

Why Libraries are Important
Published July 3rd, 2010

Libraries never check out: More important to Florida, not less, in this digital age
Published March 23, 2010

Are libraries still relevant?

Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Relevant for libraries everywhere
Updated 5/2/2006
Here are some of their points
# Libraries are essential institutions in a democratic society because they play a non-partisan role in providing the information that allows citizens to make informed decisions."

# Libraries are essential partners in creating educated communities because they provide opportunities for self-education, life-long learning, and self-improvement.

# Libraries are essential places of opportunity because they level the playing field making the world of information available to anyone seeking it.

More Articles to come

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Return on Investment in Florida Public Libraries

For every tax dollar received, Florida public libraries provide $8.32 in value
Read More Here