Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities

This is the Urban Libraries Council's most recent publication, Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities.

"Sustainability is a key concern for local officials across North America. And local governments and libraries acting together are a powerful partnership for addressing the intertwined economic, environmental and social equity challenges related to sustainability.

ULC's publication provides examples of our member libraries working in consort with their local governments."

December 2010 Library Directors Meeting

The web page for the Public Library Directors Meeting on December 9-10, 2010 in Savannah is here:

You can find the registration form, payment information, meeting details and hotel information on this page.


LSSI and outsourcing of libraries

Correspondence from Sol Hirsh, Alachua Co. Library District regarding LSSI and libraries in Florida.

Professional librarianship

Articles on professional librarianship

The Effect of Jon's Plan by Library Type

Attached to this post is a chart showing the effect of Jon's Plan on Urban Single, Rural Single, Urban Multi, and Rural Multi library sytems.

I was asked to submit the chart after I mentioned it at the directors' meeting last week. If I am wrong in my figures, please correct my math.


Handouts for Sept. 2010 Directors Meeting

I'll post handouts for the September 2010 Directors Meeting (and other meeting information) here as they become available:


RPLAC - Alma Budget meeting highlights - 8/17 - 8/19/2010

In the interest of moving forward, but knowing that many are interested in these documents prior to the Sept 2010 director's meeting, I've attached as many as are currently readily available.

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