The following was written by Shirley Hodges:
The Michigan Library Association organized an excellent Rally on the Lansing Capitol steps yesterday. Thank you to Gale and Proquest for the red T-Shirts and the posters. Thanks to all those who came and supported the Rally.
Governor Granholm amended her Executive Order 9 September 2009. We do need to thank her for that. HOWEVER, we also need to reminder her and ALL OF THE REPRESENTATIVES and SENATORS that there are still 3 things that we are very concerned about.
- First and foremost, they must make sure that the funding is in place to protect the library.
- We must stress that we want to ensure that the ENTIRE collection is kept intact. This includes Federal documents, the Main and Dewey collections in addition to the Michigan, Genealogy and Rare books.
- We want to make sure that the collection is kept in the building that was built for that purpose. A great deal of planning went into the design of the building to make sure that it would house the collection in a manner that would preserve it for generations to come.
Please contact all your friends and ask them to help. The final budget has to be approved by Sept. 30.
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