The library world is far from immune from the current economic climate. (And how tired are you of hearing phrases like “the current economic climate”?) Across the country, libraries and librarians are facing budget shortfalls and slashes, personnel cuts, and even the threat of closure–all while seeing record usage as our patrons find themselves depending more than ever on our “free” services.

Throughout the month, the YALSA blog will include daily posts in a series we’re calling 31 Days of Dollars and Sense. Topics in the series will include:

  • Managing stress
  • Defending your YA budget
  • Coming up with prizes and incentives for your teens, even with limited funds
  • …and much much more!

We hope these posts will help readers continue to provide top-notch services for teens even as we struggle with limited budgets and resources.

How is the recession affecting you? Maybe you’re forced to justify your graphic novel purchases. Perhaps you’re suddenly the only teen librarian in the building. Maybe your school district froze your spending and you’re scrambling to provide database access.

Whatever your position, YALSA is here for you–offering tips, strategies and support as we all weather the storm together.

About mk Eagle

I'm the librarian at Holliston High School, a bit west of Boston. In my spare time I advise my school's yearbook and Gay Straight Alliance, write about food, and root for the Red Sox.

One Thought on “Dollars and Sense #1 – You Are Here

  1. This series of blog posts could not come at a better time. Thank you for all you do!

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