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City/county leaders cite digital inclusion, education as top priorities for libraries

“Local government leaders envision public libraries as a key resource to support their communities’ education and digital inclusion goals while indicating interest in exploring new roles for libraries to address other community priorities, according to a recent survey conducted by ICMA (the International City/County Management Association), in partnership with The Aspen Institute and the Public Library Association (PLA).” (via ALA)

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Book Report – A dispatch from the 2012 Public Library Association conference

The Smart Set – “Libraries are in crisis. Right? I mean, that is all we hear. All around the nation, budgets are being slashed, hours shortened, librarians laid off. And on top of that we have e-books… doing something. God dammit, e-books. You are always ruining everything. What is the future of the library, in a world of the financial crisis, where all inessential services are being slashed in city budgets — inessential services ranging from health care for the poor to libraries to a large chunk of Camden, New Jersey’s police force — in ineffective austerity measures? My infallible editor sent me to the 2012 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia to find out.”

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“Don’t try to strongarm us — we’re the library!”

PLA Blog – “The title of this post is definitely the line of the conference so far, and it came from the mouth of Queens Library (NY) marketing director James Keller, while he was giving his presentation on branding.”

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PLA Blog Is Going Strong

Andrea and the crew are at it again for PLA 2008!

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Paula Poundstone to Keynote Closing Session at PLA 2008

Great closing keynote. PLA always gets the best speakers.

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