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In the News: BHAG Public Library Advocacy

A great advocacy article from (my thoroughly awesome boss) Jamie LaRue: Keeping Our Message Simple | American Libraries Magazine.

Gratituesday: The Denver Public Library

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Spread the Word: Why I Need My Library Teen Video Contest

The Great Librarian Write-Out!!

Want to save libraries? We’ve got to step outside the libraryland echo chamber*, and talk with to people who don’t live, eat, breath and obsess about libraries most every minute of the day. The ever-awesome Patrick Sweeney has launched a very, very cool project to get us going:

You’ve got nearly a year to participate. Please join in!

*See also

Bobbi Newman’s Thinking Outloud About the Echo Chamber

Ned Potter’s #echolib post

Andy Woodworth’s Dismantling the Echo Chamber

#SaveLibraries takes off worldwide

In the UK: Twitter Support for Libraries Snowballs (Thank you for this lead, Suzanne.)

#SaveLibraries on Google News

Phil Bradley’s #SaveLibraries posters on Flickr

Real-time Results for #SaveLibraries

Darien Library: The Great Good Place

Plenty of inspiration here, folks.

Darien Library: The Great Good Place from Darien Library on Vimeo.

“Cutting librarians cuts out the heart of communities”

The Seattle Times editorial is here.

“Little Librarian Playset” discussion on boingboing

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Public Libraries Dare to be Different

I there any doubt in your mind that public libraries:

  1. Change lives.
  2. Mean business.
  3. Build community.
  4. Are a smart investment.

There’s plenty of proof here.

In the News: Libraries are a Necessity, Not Nice to Have

Philadelphia, PA: Measuring libraries’ impact. “We all know that libraries are nice to have. But as it turns out, we need to have them…”

Seattle, WA: Libraries provide no-cost learning tools.

Long Beach, CA: Why Long Beach Public Libraries Matter.