Asking for a Friend: Hit Me With the Right Non-Profit
Okay, Collective Brain. You’re smarter than I. Someone asked me the following question the other day and I found myself positively stumped. It was this:
Can you name a non-profit organization that focuses on “keeping neighborhood libraries open, especially in rural areas but not limited to that…low-income areas too.”
The closest thing she had found so far is ALA’s ARSL or Association for Rural and Small Libraries. Their mission statement reads, “The mission of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) is to provide a network of people and materials to support rural and small library staff, volunteers, and trustees to integrate the library thoroughly with the life and work of the community it serves.”
Can you name any others that might work as well?
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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