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Lib Politics Rodeo February 25, 2016

News from around the #libraries #politics world Voters in Columbus, NE will have two initiatives to vote on the May 10th primary election ballot, the first for a 1% tax increase and the second for a .5% increase. The 1% will fund infrastructure projects and capital purchases, the .5% tax will go towards a proposed downtown library […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo February 17, 2016

We’re starting this week’s Rodeo highlighting John Chrastka and Rachel Korman’s recent Library Journal Article: Constant Campaign | Budgets & Funding. Starting off with some impressive statistics about the 2015 local library ballot ecosystem (nearly 150 libraries in 24 states held referenda to renew or enact taxes for operations, staffing, or facilities; 1.1 million voters showed […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo: NH Primary Edition

As a native and former New Hampshire resident, I always get excited by their primary. With all of the attention that NH receives as hosting the first primary of the nation, candidates were constantly coming through town along with the news crews and crowds. Even though I live on the other side of the country now, every […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo February 3, 2016

News from around the #libraries #politics world Residents of Winter Park, Florida have the opportunity  to vote for a $30 million bond referendum to help fund a proposed 50,000 square foot library during upcoming the March 15th general election. Tax money from the referendum and a $2.5 million-dollar contribution from the library will go toward covering […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo December 29, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world Voters in Oakwood (OH) will see a $9.7 million bond for library renovations on their March 2016 ballot. The money is needed to renovate the historic building from 1937 that has been added to up until 1983. The building needs technology updates, better reading spaces, and repairs for water issues in […]

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With Annual Giving, Tried-And-True Still Works

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and […]

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October Elections Round Up

There were a few library elections that we were tracking in October. We’re proud to see that all three were WINS for libraries.  Hopefully this trend will continue in to November. A ballot initiative called Norman Forward (OK) was passed by 72% of voters on October 13. A one half percent sales tax, over 15 […]

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Ohioans get out and vote for your libraries on November 3

Ohio is turning out to be a heavy state for library funding ballot measures this November. So, get out and #votelibraries Ohioans and share the vote YES message with your fiends and family in those areas. Piqua Public Library (OH) will have a levy renewal on the November 3 ballot. The 1.3 mill levy will […]

Cedar Rapids Public Library employee Heather Meyer-Boothby (right) processes a library card renewal for Mona Myhlhousen as volunteer Jazon Lea talks to her about library services during a door-to-door library card drive as part of Library Card Signup month in the Time Check neighborhood in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

How to Become – and Thrive – as a Fundraising Librarian

This post on fundraising is by Marc Huber. Marc Huber is an 18 year fundraising veteran who has consulted on the $25.3 million capital campaign for the DeKalb Public Library, IL, and is currently working as Director of Development for the IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, IN. Marc is a member of ALA, ACRL, and the […]

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Lib Politics Rodeo September 29, 2015

News from around the #libraries #politics world The East Baton Rouge Parish Library PAC (LA) kicked off a campaign this week to raise awareness for a levy renewal on the October 24 ballot. The 10 year 11.1 millage property tax would be spent mostly on library operational costs like staffing and collections, but some will […]