Libraries as Ghost Towns? Hardly!

Due to the economy, America’s libraries are seeing historical increases in usage.  Now, more than ever, America needs its libraries.  Love that that New York Public Library allowed Improv Everywhere to stage this:

“Everyday Advocacy:  Making a case for libraries is easy with web tools.  Here’s how to get started.” is Carolyn Foote’s most recent post in School Library Journal. Read the article and visit the links she provides to find out how to use free Internet resources to promote your library’s program.

How can we help our communities during the economic crisis?  During a South Carolina Association for School Librarians‘ recent board meeting, President Joe Myers suggested we think about opening our school libraries to the community after school hours.  For those in rural areas where local public libraries may not have branches, those without home access to the Internet would certainly welcome the opportunity to use our computers to assist them in looking for jobs.

What are your advocacy plans for the 2010-2011 school year?

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