Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Other libraries seek stable funding

Published March 13, 2012 Florida Times-Union
What would it have taken to win over the public? Perhaps a more focused campaign. You have to be able to sell the community on excellence.

“You can’t win by whining,” Buthod said. “Nobody wants to join failure, they want to join a success story.”

The LA charter amendment also increased the library’s responsibility for direct and indirect costs. In Jacksonville, for instance, a consultant said the library system could save millions by handling its computer services itself. The library system also has little control over maintenance.

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