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California’s Budget for 2012-2013 has NO library funding!

National Library Week is April 8-14, and I jump-started my celebration by sending eight advocacy letters to Members of the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Education Finance, who in the coming weeks will be discussing Governor Brown’s proposed budget. … Continue reading

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Update on Public Library Funding and California’s Budget

I received many e-mails from readers after my May post which outlined the risks to California’s public library funding in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, due to our state’s catastrophic financial situation. In January, Governor Jerry Brown had originally proposed the elimination of all state funding … Continue reading

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Showing Some Love for the Libraries!

On May 18th, I spent the day at the State Capitol, supporting the efforts of the California Library Association (CLA), Friends of the San Francisco Public Library (FSFPL), and other library groups from all over our state who are working to … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Gift of Words

Early this Mother’s Day morning, as I sipped a lovely spouse-brewed-and-delivered cafe mocha leisurely in bed while half quiltily savoring Anne Lamott’s Imperfect Birds (I know, it’s Mother’s Day but it still felt so exquisitely selfish), my ten-year old son appeared quietly … Continue reading

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