Why Is New York City Planning to Sell and Shrink Its Libraries?

Defend our libraries, don't defund them. . . . . fund 'em, don't plunder 'em

Mayor Bloomberg defunded New York libraries at a time of increasing public use, population growth and increased city wealth, shrinking our library system to create real estate deals for wealthy real estate developers at a time of cutbacks in education and escalating disparities in opportunity. It’s an unjust and shortsighted plan that will ultimately hurt New York City’s economy and competitiveness.

It should NOT be adopted by those we have now elected to pursue better policies.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Our Social Media Campaign- Some Thoughts And Our Fervent Hope It Will Work As Well As It Ought

For more about converging interests adverse to the tradition of libraries see:  Why Nonprofit Boards May Stray From Their Core Missions And Obligations To the Public- Considered Generally And Particularly With Respect To Libraries
Citizens Defending Libraries relies on and utilizes social media: Our Facebook page, our Twittering (@DefendLibraries), our YouTube Channel.  We hope that you follow and share what we offer.

We also have another hope: Now that we are thinking about and passing along information on the topic of surveillance in libraries, information about the engagement of spy firm Booz Allen to reorganize and dismantle NYC libraries, we hope that our all social media campaigns get the traction they ought.  Apparently, this is something that should not just be outrightly presumed and is something that sometimes deserves consideration.

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