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Help Protect Michigan Libraries!

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Earlier this month, KPL’s board of trustees approved a resolution supporting the Michigan Library Association’s (MLA) campaign to “help protect Michigan libraries.”

By this resolution, our board urges the Michigan Legislature to:

• Keep library services and functions together under the Library of Michigan within state government

• Maintain state aid to libraries at $10 million to retain federal funding for MeLCat and MeL databases

• Retain the position of State Librarian 

• Oppose the governor’s executive order disbanding the Dept of History, Arts, and Libraries (HAL) 

MLA’s advocacy website discusses the issues in great detail. You can learn more there, including how you can help – contact your state senator and representative and attend the library rally in Lansing on September 10. Library patrons’ voices will mean more to lawmakers than those of the library community alone. If you enjoy any of the services offered by MeL, the Michigan Electronic Library, please add your support to Michigan’s libraries!

HAL and library funding decisions are part of the budget deliberations underway in Lansing.


Michigan Libraries for the Future

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 08/27/2009 04:02:08 PM | 

MeLCat is my best friend! Actually, being an online student at Wayne, I don't have an academic library; but with my KPL card and MeL, I have many. So it's very important for students like me.
Posted by: Matts ( Email ) at 8/31/2009 10:08 AM

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