Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thanks Pat, Kim, Susan, Jeri, Nan, and welcome aboard!  This modest little page may grow as we find our way around and begin to share what's going on at our branches and countywide.  I look forward to seeing other names as our colleagues join us.  And don't be shy about bragging up the activities in your corner of the county!
     Most recently, the Friends-Foundation-Literacy "Task Force" we set up at the March Foundation Board meeting has met three times and is drafting suggestions for enhanced collaboration among our groups as we confront the challenges of "what happens next."  We'll have discussions at the Friends Presidents Council meeting on Tuesday 29th and the Foundation Board meeting on Wednesday April 6th.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I think this is a GREAT idea. thanks Bob. Great way to communicate. I have never blogged before so I am no help whatsoever. Great work.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I hope you'll agree with me that it's time for us to get together and share our ideas for the future of support for libraries and literacy in San Luis Obispo County.  The blog seems a natural 21st century venue for that sharing, and I look forward to a lively conversation among Friends, the Foundation, the Literacy Council, library staff and other partners. 
     This blog begins in March 2011, as the governor and legislature are agreeing on painful cuts to library and literacy programs statewide.  Don't let it end there. 
     Eventually, when we figure out how to make this work, we'll add links to the websites of each of our organizations, and to other appropriate resources.  A countywide calendar of library and literacy activities, for example, would let us quickly learn about each others' book sales, author visits, board meetings, trainings, advocacy activities, festivals, . . . 
     If you're an experienced blogger, or if you've never posted before, your help is most welcome.  Please add your comments.  Collaboration is the keyword here!