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Tough Economic Times - Libraries
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Libraries In Tough Economic Times
During these tough economic times, libraries are doing all that we can to help our communities weather the financial storm.  However, libraries are facing budget short-falls, too.  These links highlight opportunities for libraries to help themselves, to ensure that we continue to serve as a vital resource for our communities.


Grant Resources
Library Grants Blog "for librarians interested in grant opportunities" - Federal government grants
Foundation Center - "connecting nonprofits and grantmakers"
Tennessee State Library & Archives  - LSTA grants for libraries
American Library Association - Program Grants
Institute of Museum and Libraries Services - IMLS Service Grants

Library Advocacy and Promotion
ALA's Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit
ALA's report on "Job Seeking in U.S. Public Libraries"
WebJunction's Focus on Libraries in Tough Economic Times
ICMA (International City/County Management Association) article:
     "Libraries: A Great Local Government Resource in Tough Economic Times"

Stimulus Information
ALA's Site on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 101 (ARRA) 
Tennessee Recovery Information (ARRA) site
ALA reports $7.2 Billion for Broadband from ARRA

Library Budget Survival Ideas
"Shifting Gears: Rethinking Resources in Tough Times", from the Alliance Library System (IL)

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