Odds and Ends:
Save Ohio Libraries is the rallying cry as well as the focus of this week’s activities.
The Save Ohio Libraries Facebook page is rapidly approaching 12,000 members (and has gone from 11,543 to 11,768 as I have written this post). If you are a FB member, add to that number. Also, become a fan of Governor Ted Strickland and post a message on his board. As events around the world in recent months have shown, social networking has an impact, and one of the ways to have an impact is a large group of people all taking a step in the same direction.
One additional thought to add to this: this is growing beyond Ohio. There are many people from other states who are watching this with concern and support. The success or failure of these efforts (both the efforts to drastically reduce library funding to help balance the state’s budget, as well as our efforts to preserve library services) will make it easier/harder for other states to do the same. Broadcasting the understanding that cutting library services only hurts recovery efforts by the states will not only benefit libraries across the country, but will also benefit the overall economy.
Make yourself heard!