Colorado– Jefferson County Public Libraries may face closure due to potentially severe budget constraints. Save Jeffco Libraries is holding a series of community meetings to discuss the origin of the problems and how a library district will solve the problems. Visit www.savejeffcolibraries.org for dates and locations. Click under Latest News.
From the UK’s Guardian, libraries in Britain, the US and most everywhere else are suffering the most enormous losses due to the poor economy, much more than their fair share.
Today, Patrick Ness (who is a citizen of both the US and Britain) was presented with the 2011 Carnegie Medal for Monsters of Men – and gave an excoriating acceptance speech, in which he lambasted the government’s policy on libraries.
Patrick Ness: ‘If Ed Vaizey (Member of Parliament and Culture Minister) is passionate about libraries and his government is working behind the scenes to save them, that must be the best-kept secret in the country. I have seen leakier super-injunctions’.
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