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Computers in Libraries
VOLUME 26, NUMBER 8 — September 2006
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology

This Month: Grass-Roots Campaigns for Libraries


Starting and Running the ‘Libraries Matter’ Campaign
Sometimes a simple idea, such as selling gel bracelets that say “Libraries Matter” to raise money, can spark something much bigger. These authors explain how their Libraries Matter campaign grew beyond their own regional system to cover their whole state and eventually other points around the globe.
By Kitty Pope, Rose Chenoweth, Karen Bersche, and Lori Bell

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‘1stReads’ Program Aims to Improve Book Donations and Processes
Many people donate books to libraries, but too often they’re titles that the librarians can’t use. This pilot program, called “1stReads,” is a process whereby librarians can request certain titles and people can donate them with ease. Could this grass-roots idea be the solution to this long-standing problem?
By Steve Coffman

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Maryland’s Successful Campaign to Increase Library Funding
One of the most basic tenets of securing funding is to prove your financial needs and value with solid statistics. One of the core rules of getting legislation passed is to communicate one key message to your representatives repeatedly. Maryland librarians used these two tactics together to win bipartisan support that led to tens of thousands of dollars in additional state funding.
By Mary Baykan
Page 16

Making OPACs Blow
By Lori Bell and Tom Peters

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Online Treasures
Looking for Funds in All the Right Places
By Janet L. Balas

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Building Digital Libraries
Empower the Staff First for More Effective Outreach
By Terence K. Huwe

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The Systems Librarian
High-Tech, Low Power: How to Reduce Computer-Related Energy Costs
By Marshall Breeding
Page 29
Editor’s Notes
Look What an Organized Campaign Can Do
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 4
Noted & Quoted Page 40
Books to Check Out Page 43
Tech Tips for Every Librarian
To USB or Not to USB
By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Page 44
Newsline Page 46
Newsline Reports
ALA in New Orleans
By Kathy Dempsey
Page 52
How to Write for CIL 2007 Page 32
Internet Librarian 2006 Conference Preview Page 33
Index to Advertisers Page 56

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