Careful management along with creative and visionary leadership have helped U.S. public libraries survive the slashing of budgets during this Great Recession. They continue to act as a lifeline to the technology resources and training citizens need to fully participation in our economy.
A new report examines a study that explores the many concerns that face our libraries. Budget cuts over several years threaten access to libraries and services, the growth in demand for technology training and services, and the stubborn and lingering effects of the “digital divide” all force. Learn more at Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study.
Learn more in ALA’s Summer 2012 Digital Supplement