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Posts Tagged ‘recession’

Technology for Tight Budgets

03.03.2009 · Posted in Funding, Libraries

Times are tight, and likely to get tighter, if you're looking to save money talk with your IT department. They may have some helpful solutions. Take a look at the University of Missouri's IT department suggestions - Technology for Tight Budges. Many of these can be used by libraries and other businesses looking to save ...

Stress Management in the Library Workplace

02.13.2009 · Posted in Libraries, Library Staff, Time Management, Tips

Yesterday I attended a MaintainIT webinar - Using MaintainIT Resources for Technology Training, where they shared some useful information and links.  One of the sites was Infopeople, a nonprofit that archives their presentations and handouts and makes them available under a Creative Commons license! As I was exploring I came across materials for a previous ...

Libraries looking to save money? Consider telecommuting!

01.13.2009 · Posted in Library Staff

Talking about the blurred line between home and work when I was writing about Twitter started me thinking about telecommuting.  Writing about the recession and it affects on libraries got me thinking about telecommuting.  Let's talk about telecommuting, it seems to be something libraries have been slow to embrace.  Yes, I know the old standard ...

Library Usage Will Go Up During a Recession – Management Are You Really Prepared?

01.09.2009 · Posted in Library Staff, Patron Services

I've seen many news articles and video lately about usage of libraries increasing during a recession. I've personally noticed my library seems busier.  While many have celebrated the increase of use and the public attention we so rightly deserve, we also need to consider the down side.  Our funding might be cut, the public is ...

Save Money – Use the Library

02.05.2008 · Posted in Libraries, News

Use the library. Your taxes are paying for it, so take advantage of the free books and movies. Austin says that even her small library in Maryland's rural Kent County offers DVDs, audio books, and free Internet service. from 8 Ways to Cut Back without Sacrificing I wonder, does use of a Public Libraries increase ...