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Funding and Priorities: The Library Resource Guide Benchmark Study on 2011 Library Spending Plans

Submitted by Bibliophile Ad… on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 20:12
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This study, conducted by the Library Resource Guide (LRG) — in conjunction with Unisphere Research, the market research division of Information Today, Inc (ITI) — in October and November 2010 among libraries listed in ITI’s American Library Directory, reveals current spending patterns for public, academic, government, and special libraries and projects budget and other spending trends for 2011.

From Information Today. You will need to register to download the report.

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Management shake-up at SLC Library

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Fri, 12/31/2010 - 02:22

Management shake-up at SLC Library

A sweeping management shake-up at the Salt Lake City Public Library — quietly in the works for months — has led to a series of demotions and retirements among veteran staffers in a move the director insists will improve efficiency.

But the overhaul, made official Wednesday, has led longtime employees to question Director Beth Elder’s leadership, while others remain afraid to speak out over fear of “retaliation.”

Grant Opportunity for School Libraries

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 13:29

Are you in a school library in CA, NV or NY? Read on...

GlobeNewswire via COMTEX -- City National Bank today announced that it is now accepting applications for grants to support literacy-based projects at public and private elementary, middle and high schools in California, Nevada and New York.

Educators interested in applying for a literacy grant can access an online application by visiting Reading Is the Way Up. Any full-time teacher, librarian or administrator at schools in counties where City National has offices is eligible to apply. California counties include Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Ventura. The Nevada counties are Carson City, Clark, Douglas and Washoe.

Approximately 100 grants totaling up to $75,000 may be awarded. Grants will provide up to $500 for the recipients to create, augment or expand literacy projects that are judged to be creative and engaging, and that may help improve student achievement. Awards can be used for books, videos, CDs, DVDs, computer software or hardware, or in other ways so long as the recipient shows that the project for which funds are sought will support literacy.

Job Security at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 19:02

Yesterday, employees at Buffalo and Erie County Public Library were offered this survey before the start of the this year's Staff Development Day. You can view the survey at:
http://blogs.artvoice.com/avdaily/2010/09/22/job-security-at-the-buffal…

Librarians = Bloat, Claims Goldwater Institute

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 08:37

A new report by a conservative watchdog group concludes the nation's universities have become less efficient over the years by dramatically increasing the number of administrators they hire per student.

"Like any addiction program, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Higher education needs to admit they have a problem of administrative bloat," said Jay Greene, the report's author and head of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas.

She Signed Up for a Library Card, but Got a Lot More

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 11/25/2009 - 18:15

Gig Harbor, WA: When Marie Bassett received a phone call from the Pierce County Library System telling her she had won a free laptop computer, she first thought it was a hoax.

Bassett filled out a little piece of paper when she renewed her library card a while back, but she had forgotten about it.

The countywide library system held a raffle for two laptops during its annual card drive, and Gig Harbor’s Bassett won one of them.