There’s a nice library story in Tuesday’s Denver Post: Startups, jobless find crucial help in libraries
Douglas County Library Director James LaRue explains how library usage historically increases during recessions because of the demand to update resumes and to search and apply for jobs online. Larue says that librarians today are trained in writing business plans and grant proposals. They work with local economic developers and chamber of commerce members in what he calls “economic gardening” projects — appealing to local business owners already invested in the community rather than attempting to court out-of-state companies.
Read LaRue’s letter to Jeffco library users urging us to protect our Library by converting it to a library district.
Also check out some interesting facts and features about the Jefferson County Public Library from JCPL’s own web site:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Tom Atkins April 12, 2011