Pondering Budget Reprogramming

Lenora Oftedahl flagged on the PNLA list a story by Fox Chicago News. This television station is located in the same geographic area as ALA Headquarters. In light of the Illinois Budget Crisis, one writer at the station questioned whether libraries were justifiable expenses or if the money could be better spent shoring up policing, education, and public pension budgets instead.

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If you scroll forward to 2:10 in the video you can see two guests debate the issue of libraries