Tag Archive for 'library funding'

The costs of non-access: why we should talk about the impacts of not investing in libraries

A lot of advocacy for libraries focuses on showing the return that our institutions provide on investment. Through this, we work to demonstrate that however much governments or other funders spend, the value created by the presence and work of libraries is more. These arguments can be very helpful at […]

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Copyrights and Library Resources: Two Sides of the Same Coin

So much library advocacy is about funding – ensuring that our institutions have the support necessary to carry out their missions. This can be more or less explicit, from directly campaigning for stable or increased budgets, to working to ensure libraries are featured in wider policy plans which provide the […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #19: Map Your Library Ecosystem

No library is an island. It has almost always been the case that libraries rely on others for budgets, in turn providing a key service to their communities. Increasingly, libraries can be seen as partners and platforms. By combining their strengths with others, they can be better able to respond […]

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Access to Information through Libraries: A Public Good

The International Day for the Universal Access to Information is a great opportunity to celebrate and underline values which are at the heart of the work of libraries throughout the year. As an enabler of better decision-making, the seizing of opportunities, and the transparency of government, this access is a […]

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Core Public Service, Corporate Social Responsibility? Supporting Libraries, Now and in the Future

Libraries and their users around the world are facing complexity and uncertainty, both in maintaining operations today, and in their future planning. Clearly a main area of concern is how to reopen and resume services safely for users and staff, given that our understanding of COVID-19 is still developing. Library […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #7: Define A Long-Term Goal for your Library

If you want to move forwards, you first need to know where forwards is. In order to ensure that the time and effort that you put into advocacy for your library is well used, it’s important to have an idea of your long-term goal. It should provide a guide to […]

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