The local NBC affiliate profiled SJCPL’s budget issues and building projects. It gives a little more backstory for Deb Futa’s speech. WNDU leaves their stories up and open so it’s a better place to link instead of the South Bend Tribune.
It’s no secret that local governments are facing major budget cuts. The St. [...]
I had lunch last week with Debra Futa, the Assistant Director of SJCPL, my former library. I enjoyed it because we got to “geek out” a bit with discussions of library processes, workflows, etc. The library has a some building projects going full steam ahead, including a brand new branch library in [...]
An inspired way to invite participation in the library blog! The folks at SJCPL are featuring library patron John D. Smith sharing how he uses the library. I heard that this will be the first of an ongoing series. Think about it: John tells family and friends he’s posted on the [...]
Margaret Fosmoe writes at the South Bend Tribune: (Link will expire very soon)
The county library plans to cut service hours, purchases and staff by 12 percent this year and 12 percent in 2009. Staff will be reduced through attrition and not layoffs, Napoli said. The summer Saturday closings will help achieve the goal of fewer [...]
SOUTH BEND — Indiana’s new property tax reform law may mean the elimination of Saturday hours at all St. Joseph County Public Library locations, library Director Donald Napoli said.
As a result of the new law, the county library is looking at a possible loss of $790,000 in tax revenue in 2009 and [...]
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Congrats to all my former colleagues at SJCPL for the planning, building and dedication of the new Lakeville branch. Click through for loads of pictures of Dedication Day festivities.
I am very proud of the SJCPL Circulation folks. They started a wiki after Staff Day this year to capture thoughts, brainstorms, all the times they say “No” to patrons and more. One of the circulations folks emailed this screenshot and said they’ve had meetings to discuss barriers to service! Rock ON!
Patron to AV Librarian on learning the library would soon be checking out iPods:
“Get out! You mean I can check out an iPod from the library? I don’t have to spend $150 myself to get one? Great, now I can spend that money on something else. I’m getting a manicure, a pedicure….”
Coolness reigns at SJCPL!