Here\’s an Associated Press story that\’s making the rounds on budget troubles we are facing across the country. It\’s way too short, but they do say Librarians say one of the most disturbing consequences of the budget cuts is that they\’re coming at a time when more people need libraries to help them find work.
They also add The American Library Association says funding problems stem from a lack of political clout. The group plans to launch a campaign to raise funds and awareness next month.
Here\’s Another with a few more details, and a good quote from Mitch:
“As the economic times get worse, library use has gone up,\’\’ said Maurice J. Freedman, president of the American Library Association. “The injustice of it is, here we are providing more service with the same staff, and we\’re asked to cut our budgets.\’\’