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Most of my peops are aware of how dire the funding situation is in NY's three library systems. I personally know people who received walking papers from Brooklyn and Queens, and as soon as the notices go out at NYPL, I'll know people from there, too. But did you know that the governor of NJ is proposing a 74% budget cut to all public libraries in the state?!? There are lots of others around the country and presumably the world, but right now, approaching Father's Day, I'm interested in New Jersey. I'm donating money to NJLA's advocacy efforts to fight the budget cuts instead of giving my father a tie.
Computers in Libraries, 2010
The Cultivate Diversity database is a nifty tool from the Ocean County Public Library in New Jersey. You use it to find program and collection ideas for different service populations, by community, age group, or difficulty (amount of work it takes to produce).
The 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action, will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ. The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) is a biennial event that serves as a regional meeting for library staff members to discuss diversity issues, especially issues common to the host region's culture.
The 2010 NDLC Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the conference.