Illinois Library Systems Need Your Help To Continue Helping You
Systems need your help in getting the attention of Governor Quinn and Comptroller Hynes about the lack of funding for Illinois Library Systems. You can help us by participating in an email campaign on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, go to www.saveillinoislibraries.com
An easy to use form will pop up on the front page. Put in your information and send those e-mails. The statewide goal is 3,000 e-mails each to Comptroller Hynes and Governor Quinn. This type of campaign has worked for library funding issues in other states, and it can work here, too.
Also imagine what life will be like without Regional Library Systems in Illinois. First of all van delivery will go or will have to be replaced at a price and with some effort. Have training, or professional development programs helped you and your library? Do you ever make use of or call the System for information? How will you work collegially with staff at other libraries if the System isn’t there? Who will tell you about and help you with grants? These are just some of the ways Systems help the library community.
It’s not a pretty picture. Red-line January 20 on your calendar and set aside 15 minutes that day to send your messages and to encourage others to send messages, too.
Contact Tina Hubert at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or to offer support for these efforts.