Your Voice Does Make a Difference
This just in from American Libraries, Wed, 06/30/2010 - 04:17:
"While New York and New Jersey libraries (as well as those in Boston, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and countless points inbetween), have fought off draconian cuts for months, South Carolina's library community had a narrow window of opportunity to win an override of Gov. Mark Sanford's devastating veto of $4.65 million in state aid and $1.172 million in stimulus funds for public libraries. However, State Librarian David Goble marshalled advocates through traditional and social-network channels, and they connected with lawmakers so persuasively that Sanford's veto was overturned five days later."
The SC Legislature has done all it can do with the state's budget but there's still time to affect the federal budget. If you haven't contacted your federal representatives in support of libraries yet, do so today.