As libraries, we tweet about so many different things: books, craft programs, website features, author events, maker workshops, and much more. In fact, my library’s twitter account uses the description, “Library, Literary & Local stuff” to warn folks about the breadth of our tweets. But while our followers expect tweets about a wide variety of […]
This post is the result of a response to a comment my friend John – who is not a member of ALA – wrote on my post from last April, Should We create a National Library Association?, asking whether American Libraries need a public advocacy group, dedicated to raising public awareness of the importance of […]
Last week, my mother’s cousin sent this report about the very tiny El Rito Library, in New Mexico – where public library funding is precarious. She’s originally from Ohio, where public libraries have greater financial support from the state. What strikes me most about my aunt’s letter is that the public library’s annual budget is […]
Catherine Bennett in the Observer, in regards to 250 British libraries scheduled for closure: “By the time experts have established that, where the alleviation of ignorance, illiteracy, isolation, helplessness, unemployment, infirmity, boredom, neglect and poverty are concerned, libraries do, after all, offer something culturally irreplaceable, they will be gone.” Well this just sucks.