Thursday, April 14, 2011

Task Force Report

In case you've not yet seen the report of the joint Friends-Foundation-Literacy Task Force that met recently to tackle our collective response to the state's library budget crisis, here's a quick summary.  (Some of you saw the report at the March 29 Friends Presidents Council meeting, but several were not able to attend. I've also emailed it to all the Friends presidents and to the Literacy Council.)
    The Task Force (which included four FOL presidents/past presidents) came up with four key suggestions for collaboration among those of us in San Luis Obispo County who love our libraries:
    (1)  Mount a public relations campaign to promote libraries widely in the community.
    (2)  Select, from a proposed list, a few short "slogans" we can use to promote libraries. 
    (3)  Develop a program of "Information Literacy" as a vehicle to expand library outreach.
    (4)  Bring representatives from each Friends group and the Literacy Council onto the Foundation Board to facilitate greater collaboration.
    How can we work together to save our libraries?

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